Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Several placement opportunities in settings such as hospitals, private clinics and home care


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: College Drive – North Bay

Start a career in this rewarding health field. OTAs and PTAs work with people who have limited or impaired functionality due to injury, illness, disability or aging. Learn in a hands-on environment to develop the skills you need to work in clinical and community-based settings under the guidance and supervision of registered occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Your Future Career

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Senior living centres
  • Clinics
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Extended care facilities

What You Learn

  • Occupational/physiotherapy skills
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Function and movement specialized training
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Rehabilitation practice
  • Human lifespan development
  • Mental health concepts and techniques

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 11 Biology (C) or (U)

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

CLT100 First Peoples of Canada
CMM125 College Communications
OTP100 Intro to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
OTP105 Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Rehab Professional
OTP115 Foundational Skills in OTA/PTA Practice
OTP140 Trends and Issues in Rehabilitation

Semester 2

GENED General Education Elective - Online (OT Sem 2)
OTP125 Introduction to Rehabilitation Practice
OTP130 Conditions Impacting Function I
OTP145 Occupational Therapy Skills I
OTP210 Physiotherapy Skills - Therapeutic Modalities
PSY200 Lifespan Development

Semester 3

OTP135 Physiotherapy Skills-Therapeutic Exercise
OTP200 Rehabilitation Practice I (2nd 7 wks)
OTP205 Conditions Impacting Function II (1st 7 wks)
OTP215 Occupational Therapy Skills II
OTP225 Clinical Documentation Skills (1st 7 wks)
OTP235 Mental Health Concepts & Interventions

Semester 4

GENED General Education Elective - Online (OT Sem 4)
OTP230 Rehabilitation Practice II

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 $132 - $4214.74
2 $2720.24 $1200.5 - - $3920.74

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 $132 - $17622.06
2 $15547.54 $1780.5 - - $17382.04

Mandatory Non-Academic Requirements for Placement:

Work-Integrated Learning (also called Placement, Field Placement, Practicum, Clinical Placement, etc.) provides students with rich and meaningful experiences wherein they have the opportunity to apply and extend the learning they gain from the classroom in real-word contexts. View placement requirements here.


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

You will also need:

  • Name Tag - apx. $10.00-15.00
  • Business Casual Clothing - up to $100.00
  • Clearance Card - $35.00
  • Health Immunizations - cost will vary

Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.