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.

The fast-track delivery of 16 months of full-time study has graduates enter the workforce sooner.


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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Program Length

2 years; fast track delivery of 16 months of full-time studies

Delivery Options

Full-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 16 months of full-time study to have graduates enter the workforce sooner


Anywhere, Edmonton Downtown

Credential Outcome


Term Start

Fall Start (September), Winter Start (January), Spring Start (May)