• 2020-2021

Assist patients to overcome injuries or impairments

Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
JanOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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Program length

2 years

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $14,620.00

International
Total: $38,420.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in Mathematics 10C
  • Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in Biology 30
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1
    • 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860
    • 70% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in Mathematics 10C
  • Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in Biology 30

Note: Academic admission requirements are different from English language proficiency (ELP) requirements. NorQuest College English for Academic Purposes courses may be used to meet both requirements. See below for details.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of ELP prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5; no section score below 6
  • TOEFL iBT: 84; no section score below 21
  • CELPIP General: 8; no section score below 7
  • CAEL: 70; no section score below 70
  • minimum of 80% in ESLS 8000 or ESLS 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or ESLW 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861

See Admissions Process for the steps to becoming a student.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

The following are not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend your practicum. There may be additional costs associated with completing these requirements.

  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses, including written and practical exams.
  • The following courses are required; certificates will be awarded upon completion:
    • XHLT 1200. For the duration of your practicum, you must hold BLS for Health Care Provider’s certification that has been completed within the last 12 months.
    • XHLT 1070. For the duration of your practicum, you must hold It’s Your Move certification that has been completed within the last 12 months.
  • Clear Police Information Check. The original Police Information Check must be submitted in person, or by mail. Photocopies, faxes, scans, or emails are not accepted. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Up-to-date immunization record. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Completion of the AHS Information & Privacy online learning module. Sign the Confidentiality and User Agreement on the last page of the module.
  • Read and sign the HSPNet consent form (390KB pdf).

Submit the required certificates and forms listed above (unless otherwise indicated):

International students must obtain a co-op work permit before beginning the work-integrated learning component of the program. A medical exam may also be required. See Co-Op Work Permit for more information.

Progression

Students must attain a pass grade in each course to progress through the program.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses.

Honours Criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses