Capilano University

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Rehabilitation Assistant

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development, School of Allied Health
Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,276
International: $22,032

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies


The only program in Canada where you can take training that combines occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech/language audiology therapy.

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career? Do you want to help people, enjoy being part of a team, and generally have a positive attitude? The 16-month Rehabilitation Assistant diploma at CapU is for you.

Rehabilitation Assistants are employed in acute care, rehab hospitals and the community working as essential members of the health care team providing rehabilitation services.


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

    • Attend an information session
    • Resum?
    • Handwritten letter of interest
    • 3 letters of reference
    • Current criminal record check
    • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English. A program English placement test will be required
    • Successful completion of a minimum of 50 hrs of volunteer or paid work experience
    • Good physical health
    • Must have basic computer skills for a PC system as evidenced by a letter from an employer or teacher who can verify computer skill level
    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      • Applicants assessed on the basis of an interview, academic experience, relevant work experience, individual objectives & areas of interest.
      • Letter of interest - describe why you want to work in rehabilitation and why you would be an excellent candidate
      • Letters of reference - from employers or responsible persons in the community one of which must certify the completed work experience
      • Volunteer/paid work - experience with people compromised in activity or participation by disease or injury
      • Physical health - including the ability to lift and transfer 50 lbs, as confirmed by a confidential letter from their physician
      • To qualify for fieldwork placements, students must have a Standard First Aid & CPR Level "C" Certification and TB test

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

      * 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.

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