Algonquin College

Occupational Therapist Assistant / Physiotherapist Assistant

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies
Field of Study:Occupational Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program equips students with the knowledge and skills to work under the direction of an occupational therapist and/or physiotherapist. The occupational therapist assistant, physiotherapist assistant plays a vital supporting role in the assessment, planning and implementation of therapeutic care to patients with the goal of achieving functional independence and occupational performance.

Through classroom theory, laboratory techniques, group work and practical experience students prepare to work with patients coping with temporary or permanent health limitations in movement and daily function. A variety of clinical placements in various healthcare facilities provide the opportunity for students to gain confidence and experience in treating patients safely and effectively. Although not a professional requirement, Algonquin College has initiated the accreditation process with the Canadian Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program.
URL:Occupational Therapist Assistant / Physiotherapist Assistant at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,609
International: $15,135

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies cost approximately $1,000 per year for the program.

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

English Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Mathematics Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent). Biology Grade 11 or 12.

* 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 24, 2016