Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant

Program Code: OPTA (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 OPA-1183 Human Anatomy and Physiology I OPA-1003 Human Movement and Functions OPA-1012 Introduction to Rehabilitation OPA-2013 Clinical Conditions in Rehabilitation COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing HGD-1013 Human Growth and Development GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 OPA-2183 Human Anatomy and Physiology II OPA-2003 OTA Skills: Occupation COM-2033 Communications for Health Sciences PSY-1003 Psychology OPA-2023 OTA/PTA Skills: Foundations of Therapeutic Exercise GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 OPA-3001 Field Experience Prep OPA-3023 OTA/PTA Skills: Transfers, Gait and Mobility OPA-3033 OTA/PTA Clinical Skills: Electrophysical Modalities and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation OPA-3043 OTA Clinical Skills: Person and the Environment OPA-3053 Enhanced Therapeutic Skills OPAF-3018 Field Experience I Term 4 OPA-4003 Clinical Case Studies: Consolidation OPA-4013 Rehabilitation: Broader Perspectives and Current Trends OPA-4023 Professional Practice OPAF-4018 Field Experience II OPA-4034 Capstone Consolidation

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 Therapist Assistants and Physiotherapist 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. Students learn how to assist in implementing treatment plans that promote a client's independence in activities that are important to them.

This new and exciting program is being offered in the newly opened NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre. The unique program curriculum will engage students throughout a four-term 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 lab opportunities and practice in a variety of clinical fieldwork placement 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:

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.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact international@lambtoncollege.ca or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia Campus
905-890-7833 x 222