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Centennial College

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT & PHYSIOTHERAPIST ASSISTANT

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT & PHYSIOTHERAPIST ASSISTANT Regular Class
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At Centennial College's Occupational Therapist Assistant&Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA & PTA) program, you'll learn to support people whose ability to function and adapt has been impaired or compromised due to injury, illness, or conditions affecting participation in daily activities.

Through training in this health care diploma program, which will consist of current theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, you'll develop competencies to become a compassionate, client-centred and reflective rehabilitation practitioner who will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to work in the dynamic health care field.

The faculty members of this college health care program are experienced occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in their field of expertise, and will ensure you'll have the educational tools, training and hands-on experience necessary to meet career challenges with enthusiasm, professionalism, and current evidence-based industry knowledge and skills. High academic standards and personal attention are two standout features of this program.

Once you complete the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant program, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to work under supervised practice with registered occupational therapists and physiotherapists to provide rehabilitation services to improve people's quality of life.

Mission 

To facilitate learning and growth of our diverse students into highly skilled, client-centred and reflective rehabilitation practitioners. By providing current theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, students will become compassionate leaders who excel in the dynamic health care field.

Vision 

Improving people's quality of life by training capable health care professionals.

Note: The Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant Diploma Program at Centennial College has been accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) in collaboration with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). The status of Accreditation was granted to the program on November 30, 2019 for the period until November 30, 2025.

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program, Suite 26, 509 Commissioners Road West, London, Ontario, N6J 1Y5, (226) 636-0632, www.otapta.ca

Program Highlights

  • Additional areas of instruction and development will include respect and caring for the uniqueness of individuals, effective communication, critical thinking and decision-making.
  • You'll participate in several fieldwork experiences that will provide opportunities for the supervised application of skills in clinical settings with a range of client populations. The facilities at which you'll be able to complete placement vary, and when combined, offer diverse experiences in both occupational therapy and physiotherapy disciplines.
  • The diversity of your placements will allow you to experience what your career can entail and help you to discover your areas of interest.


Global Citizenship, Education and Inclusion Portfolio

You'll be required to participate in the development of a portfolio, which will be a reflection of learning and growth as an OTA & PTA student and your achievements throughout the program. You'll document your engagement with the College's signature Global Citizenship and Equity (GC&E) competencies. For more information on GC&E, the GC&E portfolio and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

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