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Physical Therapy Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length

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

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $7,616.00
Total fees: $1,628.50
International
Total tuition: $22,086.40
Total fees: $1,628.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 50% in Mathematics 10C (Pure Mathematics 10 or Applied Mathematics 10) or equivalent*
  • 60% in Biology 30 or equivalent

Up-to-date immunizations and a clear Police Information Check are not required for admission. However, you will be required to produce copies of immunization records and a clear Police Information Check (with vulnerable sector search) prior to participating in field trips and other experiental learning opportunities.

*Note: If it has been 10 or more years since you completed Mathematics courses (i.e. Math 10, 20, 30 or Math 13, 23, 33), you will be required to complete a skills assessment, take a challenge exam, or complete upgrading to meet the Math requirement for this program.

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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 six-week practicum experiences in physical therapy settings.

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

If you enjoy helping people and want a career assisting patients to overcome physical injury or disability, this diploma program could be for you. Our program prepares you with the theoretical knowledge and therapeutic skills needed to begin your challenging career as a physical therapy assistant. You may assist with treatments and exercises, monitor patients, and perform other tasks as required. The two six-week practicum experiences give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in physical therapy settings. The NorQuest College Physical Therapy Assistant diploma program offers cross-over domain options to better prepare graduates to work in a multidisciplinary setting.

Applicants are requested to review the job requirements listed below and assess their ability to fulfill the demands of the occupation of physical therapy assistant.

As a physical therapy assistant, you must be able to:

  • Work shifts and weekends
  • Be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Use your knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength
  • Function effectively in stressful situations
  • Perform all skills independently

Practicum/Work Experience

The program includes two six-week practicum experiences in physical therapy settings.