O que eu aprenderei?

Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to function competently in the role of an Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA and PTA) in a complex health care environment. They are prepared to work under the supervision of and in collaboration with occupational therapists and physiotherapists, and assist therapists to teach and enable clients to effectively cope with limitations in movement and daily functioning, whether temporary or permanent, during and following recovery. Students partake in a combination of practical and theoretical learning achieved through classroom, laboratory and field placements. Learning will take place with an inter-professional approach to meet the needs of clients in acute and community settings.

External Recognition

The graduate of this program may choose to become an associate member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • communicate appropriately and effectively, through verbal, nonverbal, written and electronic means, with clients, their significant others, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and members of the interdisciplinary health care team and others;
  • participate in the effective functioning of interdisciplinary health care teams to optimize client physical and occupational functions;
  • establish, develop, maintain, and conclude client-centred, therapeutic relationships;
  • promote a safe environment that prevents or minimizes potential physical or mental harm to the client, therapist assistant and others;
  • practice in a legal, ethical, and professional manner within the role of a therapist assistant;
  • document client records in a thorough, objective, accurate, and timely manner within the role of the therapist assistant;
  • engage in reflective practice and ongoing professional development activities to maintain and enhance competence;
  • perform the roles and responsibilities of the therapist assistant effectively through the application of relevant knowledge of health sciences, psychosocial sciences, health conditions, resource management, and clinical procedures;
  • contribute to the occupational therapist's or physiotherapist's assessment of the client and the development, implementation and modification of intervention/treatment plans;
  • maximize the client’s occupational performance by accurately and safely implementing the interventions, and related tasks under the direction and supervision of the occupational therapist;
  • maximize the client’s physical function by accurately and safely implementing the interventions, and related tasks under the direction and supervision of the physiotherapist;
  • identify and implement environmentally-related initiatives relevant to the OTA and PTA profession;
  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career opportunities

An OTA and PTA is a valued member of the Health Care Team. Graduates enter a dynamic and challenging career which offers opportunities in a variety of health and community settings including acute care, complex continuing care, mental health facilities, community agencies, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centres, vocational rehabilitation programs, sports clinics, children's treatment centres, schools and private industry.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Georgian College

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

Valores
CAD$16.711,46 (R$ 70.379) por ano
Entire course fee: CAN $33,422.92

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

7 Setembro 2021, 6 Janeiro 2022

Localização

Georgian College

Barrie Campus,

One Georgian Drive,

BARRIE,

Ontario (ON),

L4M 3X9, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants must hold OSSD or equivalent with the following:

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 biology (C or U) or Grade 12 exercise science (U), or equivalent

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): 79
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550
  • IELTS Academic only: 6.0
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOEIC: 800
  • Graduate of Level 8 of Georgian’s GAAS - English for Academic Purposes: 60% in certificate or completion of level 8 with 70% or higher
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): 60
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE): 58
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 170

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

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Sobre Georgian College

A Georgian College atingiu médias consistentemente maiores de empregabilidade entre graduados do que a da província por mais de 20 anos.

  • Faculdade de co-op nº 1 em Ontário com 6.200 parceiros
  • Sete campi modernos e bem-conectados em Ontário
  • Mais de 130 cursos voltados para o mercado
  • Forte cultura de empreendedorismo