Holland College | Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
  • 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. Students in the program will also require a Vulnerable Sector Check prior to clinical and/or practicum courses. If a Vulnerable Sector Check indicates that a record exists, the student's ability to complete the program may be affected.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized First Aid/CPR provider (this is a PDF and will open in a new window)
  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form. (Required after acceptance) (This is a PDF and will open in a new window.
  • 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

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 5,131 $ 2,988
Lab Fee $ 50 $ 100
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Grad Fee   $ 100
Total $ 5,849 $ 3,856
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,164 $ 2,851
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,685 $ 1,005
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,500 $ 150
Materials/Supplies $ 250 $ 100
Total $ 1,750 $ 250

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. Rehabilitation assistants work 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.

This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

The Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant program at Holland College is seeking accreditation by the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada. The program has been granted Candidacy Status, which denotes an affiliation with the OTA & PTA EAP and is a pre-requisite for accreditation of the education program. Candidacy Status does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation status once the program undergoes a full accreditation review.  For further information or to contact the OTA & PTA EAP see www.otapta.ca.


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