Physical Therapy Assistant
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Physical Therapy Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
JanAnywherePT Online w/ in-person labs
MayAnywherePT Online w/ in-person labs
Open
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

16 or 28 months (including two six-week practicums)

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

 

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

A 16-month, fast-track delivery allows graduates to enter the workforce sooner, or a 28-month delivery off ers a reduced course load so students can work while they study.

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 elective 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.