Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant
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Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Program length

2 years

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $14,620.00

International
Total: $38,420.00

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 with a minimum of 60%.
  • 50% in Mathematics 10C or equivalent*
  • 60% in Biology 30 or equivalent
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Further Opportunities

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Transferability

The following program courses have university transfer credit:

Diploma program graduates are eligible for block transfer credit into the following post-secondary programs:

Athabasca University

  • Bachelor of Health Administration (up to 42 credits)
  • Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services (up to 30 credits)
  • Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) in Human Science (30 credits)

NAIT

  • Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)

  • Bachelor of Health Science (up to 57 credits)
  • Bachelor of General Studies (up to 60 credits)

University of Calgary

  • Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation

Additional credit transfer agreements with various institutions are currently in negotiation. For the most recent and up-to-date information on transfer agreements, refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide.

Career Potential

Graduating interdisciplinary therapy assistants will have the ability to work within both the public and private health-care systems as multi-skilled professionals. The key role of therapy assistants is to provide direct and indirect client care which focuses on recovering function through rehabilitation under the supervision of a therapist. The therapy assistant also plays a key role in collaborating and communicating with all stakeholders to optimize services, and in continually maintaining and enhancing their level of competency. Settings can include private clinics, hospitals, continuing care centres, rehabilitation centres, clinics, and home care.

Employers advertise for therapy assistants frequently using the following terms:
  • therapy assistants
  • rehabilitation assistants
  • physical therapy assistants
  • occupational therapy assistants
  • health care assistants
  • therapy aides

For more information on related careers see:

To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report (pdf).