Centennial College

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA)

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:Occupational Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Description:At Centennial College’s Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA & PTA) program, you will learn to support people whose ability to function and adapt has been impaired by injury, illness, the process of aging and developmental or emotional disability. Through training that consists of current theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, you will learn how to become a compassionate, client-centred and reflective rehabilitation practitioner to prepare you to excel in this dynamic healthcare field.

The faculty of the OTA & PTA program are experienced Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working in their field of expertise, and will provide you with the educational tools, training and hands-on experience that is necessary to meet career challenges with enthusiasm, professionalism and current evidence-based industry knowledge and skills. The high academic standards and personal attention are two standout features of the offering. Once you complete the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant program, you will have the knowledge, skills and ability to work under supervised practice with registered occupational therapists and physiotherapists to provide rehabilitation services to improve people’s quality of life.

URL:Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) at Centennial College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,774

This cost estimate is based on 2 semesters.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission; and Biology Grade 11 C or U, or Exercise Science (minimum grade required), or equivalent. Please visit the website for complete program details.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please note that due to the nature of this career, OTAs & PTAs are required to tolerate regular physical activity during the course of their work day. Your scope of practice involves your ability to lift and transfer clients and move equipment. As such, an OTA & PTA needs to be in good overall health. It is recommended that applicants have a high level of fitness when entering the program. If you have any health related issues, it is highly recommended that you contact the Program Coordinator to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the program and the scope of practice of an OTA & PTA, and to discuss any impact this may have on your ability to fully participate in the learning throughout this program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 13, 2016