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.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
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.
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