Nova Scotia Community College

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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Health and Human Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Occupational Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Description:Would you enjoy the challenge of working with others as they adjust to or recover from changes in their health status? Do you see yourself as part of a team helping to meet the increasing needs for assistive care based on the aging population of Nova Scotia as well as the prevalence of chronic illness?

This program will prepare you to work under the direction of physiotherapist or occupational therapists to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The ultimate goal is to improve the clients' quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living. Learners participate in both theory and practicum placements where they will perform a variety of skills related to established treatment plans for clients.
URL:Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,762

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Grade 12 Academic English and Biology, and one additional Grade 12 Academic Science (Chemistry or Physics).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your 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 August 13, 2018