18 Month* Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant Program

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistants work under the supervision of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to teach and enable clients to effectively cope with limitations in movement and daily functioning.

If you’re a compassionate person interested in how the body functions and in helping others to heal and achieve optimal functionality, Eastern College’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program could be a great fit for you.

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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistants work under the supervision of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to teach and enable clients to effectively cope with limitations in movement and daily functioning.

If you’re a compassionate person interested in how the body functions and in helping others to heal and achieve optimal functionality, Eastern College’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program could be a great fit for you.

Becoming an Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant


As you progress through your training at Eastern College, you’ll get a chance to learn and develop through a variety of courses, such as:

  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Skills for Health Care
  • Field Placement – Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant
  • PTA / OTA Administration and Program Support
  • PTA / OTA Integration and Advanced Practice
  • OTA Therapeutic Techniques in Older Adults / Children
  • PTA Therapeutic Techniques

Hands-On Training for a Hands-On Career

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy is a hands-on career, and at Eastern College, that’s how it’s taught. During this program, you’ll complete a 4-month internship at a business or organization within the industry. You’ll feel confident and fully prepared to make a smooth transition to a physiotherapy environment after you gain valuable on-the-job training.


Why Become an Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant

COMPETITIVE SALARY

According to the Job Bank of Canada, the median hourly wage for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistants in Nova Scotia is $27 per hour**. With additional experience or specialization, you could earn up to $31.32 per hour**.

DO REWARDING WORK

One of the great joys of being an Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy Assistant is seeing the difference you make in someone’s life. Relationships are a huge part of the work, and it’s highly rewarding to watch your patients as they gain new skills big and small.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistants have a lot of options when it comes to their work schedule. You may find that there are a wide variety of full-time and part-time opportunities. Some jobs, like those in nursing homes and hospitals, may offer fixed schedules, while others vary based on the setting, needs and schedules of their clients.

CHOOSE WHERE YOU WORK

Typical workplaces include in-home care, nursing homes, speech pathology centers, special needs adult living centers, children’s hospitals, schools, and more. Many Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistants change locations throughout their careers, giving them a well-rounded understanding of their field.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study to be an Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant at Eastern College?

14-MONTH FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Diploma program includes a 4-month internship at a business or organization within the industry. You’ll enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

2FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

3ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

4HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you’ll only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

5MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

6MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

Not Sure You’re Ready for Career Training?

Take the Eastern College “Career Training Readiness” Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

You Can Work Locally with the Training You Get at Eastern College

Our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant graduates have been hired by:

  • Yarmouth Regional Hospital
  • Saint John Regional Hospital
  • Accel Physical Therapy
  • Oakwood Terrace
  • Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
  • Goodlife Fitness


Want to know if a career in ‘Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant might be right for you? Talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start launching your new career in the healthcare sector.

Is Career Training in ‘Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant’
Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about career training in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant at Eastern College, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help discover the perfect career path for you.

*Program length when completed in normal time

Source: **https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/wagereport/occupation/25666

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