Physical Therapy Assistant - 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.
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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Program Length2 years
Delivery OptionsFull-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.