Physical Therapy Assistant - Overview

Program Overview

The Physical Therapy Assistant diploma program prepares you with the theoretical knowledge and therapeutic skills needed to assist patients in overcoming physical injury or disability. Includes two 6-week practicum experiences in physical therapy settings.


Career Potential

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to work as a physical therapy assistant in rehabilitation hospitals, acute care centres, physical therapy clinics, continuing care centres, special care facilities, schools, and home care programs.

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To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report.

Program Length

2 years

Delivery Options

Full-time (FT), Distance

Delivery options include:

  • Full-time studies at the Edmonton downtown campus starting in the Fall term
  • The distance delivery option for the Physical Therapy Assistant program has continuous intakes, meaning you may start the program at the beginning of any month.


Anywhere, Edmonton Downtown

Credential Outcome


Term Start

Fall Start (September), Varies
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