Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant

International

Program Information

With ever-increasing numbers of aging people requiring assistance to continue a full life and with changes to the way health care services are delivered, the need has never been greater for Occupational Therapists (OTs), Physiotherapists (PTs) and their assistants.

The Lambton College Occupational Therapist & Physiotherapist Assistant, Ontario College Diploma program will train students to help people of all ages as they strive to recover and regain functional independence from injury, trauma, surgery, or chronic health conditions or illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and mental illness. 

This new and exciting program is being offered in the state-of-practice NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre. The unique program curriculum will engage students throughout a four-semester program, as students learn how to assist clients to achieve their health goals. Students develop the ability to work with both professions as they focus their studies on occupational therapy and physical therapy education. The integration of in-class studies with hands-on experience is accomplished through rich experiential learning opportunities and practice in a range of clinical settings. 

As with many other health-related fields, this program is suitable for compassionate, empathetic students who possess a concern for the well-being of others.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U
-or-
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
- or -
IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
-or-
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test
-or-
Successfully completed 2 years of secondary and/or post-secondary education in Canada or any English speaking country

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process. Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS test score.

Employment Opportunities

The Lambton College Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant, Ontario College Diploma program prepares graduates for a broad range of employment opportunities. As Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physiotherapy Assistants, graduates can expect a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities that are dynamic and challenging.

Graduates may work as Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physiotherapy Assistants in various employment settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community care facilities, mental health agencies, clinics, community and government agencies and schools.

For more information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.


International Education
Any questions or inquiries please e-mail:
international@lambtoncollege.ca


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