SAIT

Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

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Program Information

School:SAIT
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Description:Medical advances permit a growing number of children and adults to live successfully with disabilities. Clients, who have experienced an injury or a health condition that has impacted their ability to function in day-to-day life, can maximize their physical, mental and social abilities through rehabilitation. Under the supervision of an occupational therapist or physiotherapist, the therapist assistant works with clients across the lifespan with the goal of helping the clients to be active participants in society. Therapist assistants also support facility administration by managing therapeutic supplies and maintaining equipment.

SAIT's Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant diploma program trains students to become knowledgeable and skilled assistants in occupational and physical therapy. Course content meets or exceeds the essential competencies required for support personnel in both professions. Students must be disciplined for learning through self-study, face-to-face at SAIT, and in a clinical setting and online. Practica experiences are unpaid and may occur outside the Calgary area. Some courses will require an online component and will require students to have computer and Internet access and e-mail capabilities. All courses require additional self-study.
URL:Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,619

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Science 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 60% in the following courses or their equivalents: English Language Arts 30-1, AND, Biology 30, AND, Chemistry 20 or Science 20. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 05, 2018