• 2022-2023

Assist patients to overcome injuries or impairments

Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

6 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $19,804.25

International
Total: $45,263.20

 
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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

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
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment: 180; no section score below 165
  • CAEL: 70; no section score below 70
  • PTE Academic: 59; no section score below 56
  • Duolingo: 115
  • minimum of:

See Admissions Process for the steps to becoming a student.

If you are missing requirements for this program, you may be eligible to apply for the NorQuest Bridging to Post Secondary program.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

Students may be required to travel or relocate anywhere in Alberta to complete their practicum due to site availability and are responsible for the associated costs. Access to a vehicle may be required.  Within the time frame of the program, every effort is made to accommodate student preferences in practicum placements. In extreme circumstances, NorQuest College may need to delay a student’s practicum until a placement becomes available. 

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:
    • BLS (CPR): XHLT 1200 (current within one year)
    • It's Your Move: XHLT 1070 (current within one year)
  • Clear Police Information Check. Vulnerable Sector Check is also required if over 18 years of age.
  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • N95 mask fit testing as arranged by the program (current within two years)
  • Completion of the AHS Information & Privacy online learning module
  • Completion of the HSPNet consent form.

See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details and instructions for all these requirements.

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

Students must pass all courses to qualify for graduation.

Honours Criteria

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