Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant

Eastern College’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant diploma program provides the clinical, therapeutic and communication skills to assist in helping clients overcome the challenges of injury, illness or disability. Our program 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). Contact us today for more information!

Program Duration
77 weeks, including an 18-week field placement

Career Opportunities

  • Physiotherapist Aide
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Restorative Care Aide
  • Physiotherapy Support Worker

Key Courses

  • Therapeutic Techniques
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology, Diseases & Disorders
  • Functional Movement and Rehabilitation
  • Communication Disorders
  • Data Collection for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Developmental Psychology and Functional Development

Why Eastern College?


We have an established reputation as a leader in providing career-focused education that quickly prepare you for in-demand employment opportunities

Ongoing Enrolment

We offer ongoing enrolment and lifestyle-friendly course schedules that limit the disruption to your employment, family and other commitments

Upgraded Courses

Our upgraded courses reflect current trends and employer needs, so you graduate with relevant, applicable skills and knowledge

Job Placement Assistance

Our extensive career services include career fairs, job-search workshops, and one-on-one job placement assistance

Fill out our online form for more information on our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program! Our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, including start dates, financing options and more!

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