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Get the Skills to Become a Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant

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Get the skills and training you need to start a rewarding career in the physiotherapy or occupational therapy field

61 Week Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others and contribute to their rehabilitation and well-being? Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTAs) and Physiotherapy Assistants (PTAs) play a critical role in assisting Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists with treatment plans for aging populations and those recovering from surgery or chronic conditions.

As health care team members, OTAs and PTAs work with individuals, families, and groups of varying abilities to provide support and enable participation in meaningful activities across the lifespan. OTAs and PTAs assist in the implementation of intervention/treatment plans and programs that have been developed.

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Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant

61-Week Diploma | $37,440 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by hospitals, clinics & nursing homes
  • Practical, hands-on training through a 16-week practicum
  • Advance into Pathology, Pediatric Care, Massage Therapy and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for occupational therapy assistants in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $31,200 to the highest 10% of workers earning $63,814.

Become Qualified in Physio/Occupational Therapist Assisting

The Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant program at Oxford College provides students with the knowledge, skills, and tools that are necessary to perform their duties as an OTA/ PTA. Graduates will develop a strong foundation in relevant principles and theory, and gain supervised practical experience in both OTA and PTA roles.

As an OTA/PTA, you will work under the supervision of and in collaboration with occupational therapists and physiotherapists, respectively. Graduates assist these therapists to teach and enable clients to effectively cope with their limitations in movement, daily functioning, and activities whether temporary or permanent, during and following recovery.

Through the practicum experience, you will engage with occupational therapists and physiotherapists to enable clients to meet their own expected goals. The core objectives of the Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant program are consistent with relevant regulations and the policies and procedures established by the practice setting.

During the Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant program, you will learn how to:

  • Communicate appropriately and effectively, through verbal, nonverbal, written and electronic means with clients, their families, and significant others, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other health care providers
  • Ensure personal safety and contribute to the safety of others
  • Document and complete client records in a thorough, objective, accurate, and nonjudgmental manner
  • Perform functions common to both physiotherapy and occupational therapy practices that contribute to the development, implementation and modification of intervention/treatment plans, under the supervision of and in collaboration with the OTA/PTA
  • Enable the client’s occupational performance by contributing to the development, implementation, and modification of intervention/treatment plans, under the supervision of and in collaboration with the OTA/PTA

Is a Career as a Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant Right for You? Take the Oxford College “Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant Career Training Readiness score now!

Flexible Program Options

If you’re interested in starting a rewarding new career, but you can’t put your entire life on hold to pursue it, you’re in the right place. At Oxford College, we offer flexible class schedules including Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend sessions. We also offer flexible learning options (Online, Hybrid and In-person) for many of our programs.

For more information about Oxford College’s flexible program options, inquire today!

Countless Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will enter a dynamic and challenging career that offers opportunities in a variety of health and community settings.

Upon course completion, successful candidates can work any of the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Adult day care programs
  • Academic Institutions
  • Private companies

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Physio/Occupational Therapist Assistant and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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