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Physical Therapy Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Program length

16 months

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

September


Canadian
Total: $9,475.00

International
Total: $26,115.00

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 50% in Mathematics 10C or equivalent
  • 60% in Biology 30 or equivalent
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Course Listing

Course listings are subject to change.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - Fast-Track Delivery - 16 weeks
ANPH1000 (O)
Study the basics of normal anatomy and physiology. The structure and function of each body system is covered, and the relationship between the structure and function of each system is explored. Learn about the interactions of body systems.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMM2011 (O)
Explore the importance of communication skills in developing caring relationships with clients and working effectively within the health-care team. Learn to vary your communication techniques and methods in different situations. Explore various concepts and principles of therapeutic communication and consider their implications for professional practice. Transfer: AU
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ENGL2510 (O)
This technical writing course prepares students with the skills required for writing in professional contexts. Students will learn to produce documents reflecting different types and styles of technical communication, including technical descriptions, proposals, reports, online documents, and instruction manuals. Students will also learn to organize information, write clearly and concisely, rigorously edit their work, cite sources appropriately, and apply APA formatting to a variety of documents. In addition, students will examine effective document design and the use of visual aids, and will be required to create and deliver presentations based on these principles. Prerequisites: 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
RHAB1001 (O)
Learn the fundamental concepts and theories specific to rehabilitation and gain an introduction to the field of rehabilitation medicine. Examine the common practices and unique roles of physical therapy, therapeutic recreation, and occupational therapy, and explore the skills, roles, and traits of the therapy assistant.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
THPR2019
Learn the fundamental concepts and theory related to therapeutic mobility, including proper lifting and transferring techniques, gait re-education, mobility aids, and wheelchair skills.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
THPR2020
Participate in hands-on lab sessions to practise theoretical concepts learned in THPR 2019.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
Term 2 - Fast-Track Delivery - 16 weeks
HEED1000 (O)
Gain an overview of the physical, social, psychological, environmental, and spiritual aspects of personal health and wellness within the context of the community, the Canadian health-care system, and the global environment. Lifestyle choices are introduced as physical and social determinants affecting personal health and the health of others. Learn how to take responsibility for your own health and to advocate for the health of others.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
ANPH1004
Learn the essential concepts of functional anatomy including terminology, the movements of joints during various activities, and biomechanical principles.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
PATH1010 (O)
This course focuses on the pathological processes underlying diseases and disorders. It gives learners a foundation for understanding the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function across the lifespan. The course includes common disease entities as examples of pathological processes. Each pathological process is explained as a concept and illustrated by typical diseases and disorders. Disease is discussed in terms of manifestations, etiology, and complications. Learners will gain a basic understanding of the diagnosis and management of the disease process associated with pathophysiologic dysfunction.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
THPR2015
Explore the fundamental concepts and theory related to therapeutic positioning and postural drainage. Learn about the importance of infection control, proper limb-handling techniques, and chest physical therapy techniques. Learn to position clients properly to promote client safety and comfort and prevent complications.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
THPR2016
Participate in hands-on lab sessions to practise theoretical concepts learned in THPR 2015.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
THPR2017
Study the fundamental concepts and theory related to functional outcome measures and joint mobility. Learn about active and passive joint range of motion, goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length testing, and other functional outcome measures.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
THPR2018
Participate in hands-on lab sessions to practise theoretical concepts learned in THPR 2017.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
THPR2021
Explore the fundamental concepts and theory related to therapeutic modalities. Learn about the purpose of various therapeutic modalities in physical therapy treatment such as thermal therapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and electrical therapy.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
THPR2022
Participate in hands-on lab sessions to practice theoretical concepts learned in THPR 2021.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
Term 3 - Fast-Track Delivery - 8 weeks
THPR2008
Expand your knowledge of therapeutic interventions that a physical therapy assistant may apply in practice. This interdisciplinary-focused course will expose you to interventions and opportunities for collaboration with occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, speech-language pathology, and other health professions.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
THPR2009
Apply your knowledge of therapeutic interventions that a physical therapy assistant may use in practice. In this interdisciplinary-focused course, you will practise therapeutic interventions and gain experience collaborating with occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, and speech-language pathology.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 45 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
THPR2010
Expand your knowledge of the neuromotor system and pathological changes across the lifespan. Learn the fundamentals of motor and cognitive development and the changes that occur with aging. Integrate theoretical knowledge into rehabilitation interventions.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
THPR2023
Learn the fundamental concepts and theory specifically related to therapeutic exercise including: active and resisted exercises, balance and flexibility exercises, cardiovascular exercise, and individual and group exercises.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
THPR2024
Participate in hands-on lab sessions to practise theoretical concepts learned in THPR 2023.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
Term 4 - Fast-Track Delivery - 16 weeks
PPRT2001
During this six week (30 day) practicum opportunity, you will be introduced to a community physical therapy setting and the role of the physical therapy assistant in providing therapy to clientele. Throughout this experience, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate therapeutic communication, positioning, mobility and modalities, the use of assessment tools, and exercise instruction under the supervision of a physical therapist. Professionalism and team communication skills are also emphasized. Pre-requisite: All PTAD theory and lab courses
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 240 Work Experience
8
PPRT2002
During this 6 week (30 day) practicum opportunity, you will be introduced to an institutional physical therapy setting and the role of the physical therapy assistant in providing therapy to clientele. Throughout this experience, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate therapeutic communication, positioning, mobility and modalities, the use of assessment tools, and exercise instruction under the supervision of a physical therapist. Professionalism and team communication skills are emphasized. Pre-requisite: All PTAD theory and lab courses
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 240 Work Experience
8

Additional note

Courses marked with (O) are available as Open Studies courses.