Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Grade 12 academic English with a minimum of 70%
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic math with a minimum of 60%
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic biology with a minimum of 60%
  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized  First Aid/CPR Provider
  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form. Required after acceptance
  • Written verification of 20 hours of volunteer experience or paid work, preferably within the last 5 years with one or more of the following;
    An Occupational therapist and/ or Physiotherapist, an OT/PT assistant , at a hospital, Long Term Care or Mental Health facility. OTPT – Work Experience Form
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,921 $ tbd
Lab Fee $ 150 $ tbd
Student Union $ 168 $ tbd
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ tbd
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ tbd
Grad Fee   $ tbd
Total $ 5,729 $ tbd
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,202 $ tbd
2ndinstallment due January 7th, 2019 $ 2,527 $ tbd
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,500 $ tbd
Materials/Supplies $ 250 $ tbd
Total $ 1,750 $ tbd

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Hospitals
  • Long term care facilities
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Schools
  • Private physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy clinics

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

Gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to be successful as a rehabilitation assistant who works under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist or physiotherapist. Develop an understanding of the human body, the concept of rehabilitation, and the therapeutic interventions and modalities used to treat various conditions. You will apply these skills in a clinical setting,  preparing you to enter the field upon graduation.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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