Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy assistant program

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Our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapist Assistant diploma program primarily focuses on the growth and development of the human body and the different physiotherapy methods & techniques to support clients? independence, activities, and help in proper physical functioning. In this program, students will learn the theory behind the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy. This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) in collaboration with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).


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Thompson Career College of Health and Business

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Program Duration

14 Weeks


OSAP, Second Career, WSIB

Program Outline Areas of instruction and development include respect and caring for individuals, effective communication, critical thinking, and decision-making. Fieldwork will make your experience unique giving you skills in clinical settings. The diverseness of placements will provide a uniqueness of what the future is and also help you experience what your career can entail and help discover your areas of interest.
As a diploma holder of the PTA & OTA program, you will accomplish vocational learning by demonstrating the ability to: Effectively communicate through verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic means. Be a participant in the functioning of health care teams. Always maintain and bring to a closure the client-centred therapeutic relationships. Very importantly, practice in a legal and ethical manner. Keep the client records properly and maintain them in an objective and accurate manner. Also perform functions common to both physiotherapy and occupational therapy practices.

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