Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Assistant Courses

Physiotherapy College Courses

Next Start:

Kingston Campus
January 27 2020

Program Description

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant program at KLC College is a 44 week diploma program.  The program has been approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Classes typically run Monday through Friday 8 am- 4pm. Some evening courses may also be required.

Program Outline

  • Orientation to Rehabilitation
  • Documentation
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Exercise Foundations
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Surface Anatomy
  • Psychology (including Psychiatric disorders)
  • Fundamentals of neurological disorders
  • Communication Disorders
  • Disabling Conditions
  • Introduction to Gerontology

*Upon completion of all theory components of the course, the student will then complete 12 weeks of placement. Placement opportunities include: private physiotherapy clinics, long term care facilities, and hospital settings.

Note: Standard First Aid & CPR, and Non-violent intervention training (NVIT) are also included as part of the PTA OTA program

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent is needed with demonstrated English proficiency, communication and comprehension skills. Students must have the equivalent standing at the general level in English.

Employment Opportunities

Area employers that hire our graduates include:

  • St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital
  • Kingston General Hospital
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • St. Vincent De Paul Hospital (Brockville)
  • Belleville General Hospital
  • K-Town Physiotherapy
  • Frontenac Mental Health Services
  • Lennox and Addington Community Living
  • Limestone Health Consultants Inc.
  • Stand Your Ground
  • Fairmount LTC
  • Arbour Heights LTC
  • Rideaucrest LTC
  • Centric Health
  • Lennox and Addington General Hospital
  • Providence Manor

As a Graduate of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program….

  • You will find that the majority of positions exist in public and private clinics, hospitals, in home-care, and long-term care facilities
  • Alternative career options include: sales, teaching, fitness clubs
A Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Career is for you if you….
  • Enjoy working in a customer service-based industry
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills
  • Are a team player
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Derive personal satisfaction from seeing people regain their independence