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.
The fast-track delivery of 18 months of full-time study has graduates enter the workforce sooner.
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; fast track delivery of 18 months of full-time studies
Delivery OptionsFull-time (FT), Distance
- Fall Term 2015: full-time, face-to-face studies at the Edmonton downtown campus
- Fall, winter, and spring terms: distance (self-paced, with lab workshops)..
This two-year diploma is offered in a full-time, on-campus, fast-track delivery of 18 months of full-time study to have graduates enter the workforce sooner