|Field of Study:||Occupational Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
|Description:||With increasing numbers of aging people requiring assistance, along with those recovering from surgery, health and chronic conditions, the need has never been greater for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and their assistants. CompuCollege, in association with Medicine Hat College, offers diploma programs to educate the paraprofessionals who will work under the supervision of occupational therapists or physical therapists in the implementation of treatment programs. It combines classroom and practical learning in the foundations and skills required for support personnel in occupational therapy and physiotherapy with potential employers in hospitals, health units, and private clinics.
Students in this program will follow curriculum guided both by the currently identified functions, tasks, abilities, and attitudes for entry-level, formally trained support personnel as defined by the Canadian Association Occupational Therapists as well as guided by the competencies defined by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for “Group One” physiotherapist support personnel. Upon completion, you will be awarded dual Medicine Hat College – CompuCollge diplomas as an occupational therapist assistant and physical therapist assistant (OTA/PTA).