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 2021, 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.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

OTP 100 Intro to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
OTP 105 Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Rehab Professional
OTP 115 Foundational Skills in OTA/PTA Practice
OTP 140 Trends and Issues in Rehabilitation
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples (Gen Ed)
CMM 125 College Communications 1

Semester 2

OTP 125 Introduction to Rehabilitation Practice
OTP 130 Conditions Impacting Function I
OTP 210 Physiotherapy Skills - Therapeutic Modalities
OTP 145 Occupational Therapy Skills I
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
GENED General Education Elective - Online (OTPT Sem 2)

Semester 3

OTP 200 Rehabilitation Practice I
OTP 205 Conditions Impacting Function II (7wks)
OTP 135 Physiotherapy Skills-Therapeutic Exercise
OTP 215 Occupational Therapy Skills II
OTP 225 Clinical Documentaion Skills (7wks)
OTP 235 Mental Health Concepts & Interventions

Semester 4

OTP 230 Rehabilitation Practice II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (OTPT Sem 4)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 $85 - $3713.24
2 $2720.24 $758 $110 - $3588.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 $85 - $14752.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 $110 - $14627.52

Welcome Package Instructions and Required Forms - 2021/22

Communicable Disease Screening Form - 2021/22

Consent to Use Electronic Communications

Contact Information Form - 2021/22

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

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

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student 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

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.

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