Next Start Dates

Kingston: June 10, 2024

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Overview

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) program is a 44-week diploma program registered under the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The program introduces students to rehabilitation, including occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT), and prepares you with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience they require in order to fulfill your role as support personnel in OT and PT. You will gain hands-on experience that will help prepare you to work with registered OTs and PTs in order to help clients to regain mobility, recover from injuries, overcome challenges to become independent, and prevent health issues.

Practical Internship Experience

Upon completion of all theory components of the course, students will then complete 12 weeks of placement. Placement opportunities include private physiotherapy clinics, long term care facilities, and hospital settings. Through this placement, you will gain practical experience in both OT and PT.

Graduates of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program…


  • Will find that the majority of positions exist in public and private clinics, hospitals, in home-care, government-funded institutions, and long-term care facilities
  • Have access to alternative career options including sales, teaching, fitness clubs, orthotics, consulting and private practice
  • Enjoy learning how the body works anatomically
  • Enjoy working in a customer service-based industry
  • Derive personal satisfaction from seeing people regain their independence
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Are able to be team players and work as members of a multidisciplinary team

The curriculum has been developed to give you a supportive learning environment including small class sizes focused on student-centred learning, a variety of instructional techniques, a diverse group of instructors including registered OTs and PTs, and community placements.

The Ontario Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant pprogram includes but is not limited to the following modules:

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Course Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated English, communication and comprehension skills
  • The equivalent standing at the general level in English

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Course Graduation Requirements

To receive your diploma from KLC College, students must fulfill all course requirements to the satisfaction of school administration. This includes successful course and work placement completion and tuition paid in full.

All students are required to maintain an average academic standing of 70% or better. Students must pass both theory and practical components of the course. Internship assessment will be completed by the host placement. A diploma is granted when all course work is successfully completed.

Program Info

Who Hires KLC Graduates?

Local hospitals
Health services centres
Long-term care facilities
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