Diploma in Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant

Medicine Hat College

UG Certificate / Diploma


24 Months


CAD 15,667/year

Tuition Fee

CAD 75

Application Fee

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Canada, Alberta

Type: College

Location Type: Urban

Founded: 1965

Total Students: 8,888 +

Campus Detail

Main Campus Address

299 College Drive Southeast, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6, Canada

Diploma in Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Overview

Improving client health, movement and quality of life is the reward for a career as an Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist Assistant (OTA/PTA). As an OTA/PTA, you will work under the direction of occupational therapists (OT) to help clients of all ages and health conditions successfully perform daily activities related to self-care, leisure, and work, school or play. You will also work under the direction of physiotherapists (PT) to provide treatment that helps patients recover from illness or injury to increase mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or lessen physical limitations.

This two-year diploma program offers extensive classroom training and valuable practicum experiences with potential employers in hospitals, private clinics, home care settings, schools, and community programs. Through the use of games or crafts, group activities, exercises, assistive devices, and various electrotherapy and physical modalities, you’ll have opportunities to bring your compassion and creativity to a health care and rehabilitation team.  

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