Physical Therapy Assistant
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Physical Therapy Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmonton DowntownFT Face-to-face
AnywherePT Online w/ face-to-face labs
JanAnywherePT Online w/ face-to-face labs
MayAnywherePT Online w/ face-to-face labs
Open
Waitlist
Full
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

16 months (full-time fast track); 28 months (alternate pace); varies (online self-paced)

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

September

Canadian
Total tuition: $7,616.00
Total fees: $1,846.50
International
Total tuition: $22,848.00
Total fees: $1,846.50

 

Varies

Canadian
Total tuition: $7,616.00
Total fees: $3,046.50
International
Total tuition: $22,848.00
Total fees: $3,046.50

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

The fast-track delivery of 16 months of full-time study has graduates enter the workforce sooner. The alternate pace delivery of 28 months provides reduced course load to facilitate work and life balance and specific learning needs.

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 practicums 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 assist clients
  • Lift 30 pounds
  • Manage time and resources in a busy work setting
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in a team
  • Enjoy working with people

Practicum/Work Experience

The program includes two six-week full-time practicums in physical therapy settings.