Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Rehabilitation assistants (RTAs) work with physiotherapists and
occupational therapists to aid in the recovery of patients. CDI
College's Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant (Occupational Therapist Assistant - Physiotherapist Assistant) program is for students with a strong interest in human development, including injury, functional movement, human disorders and more.
Graduates of this diploma program have the skills, knowledge, values and
behaviours necessary for employment in clinics, hospitals, and
rehabilitation centres. Courses focus on understanding the body and
human development. Students will study bio-chemistry, body mechanics and
systems, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic exercise, and the use of
advanced technological equipment.
Students put their knowledge to use in clinical placements in the
community. Students are given an opportunity to complete their practicum
in whichever speciality field they choose.
The Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant at CDI College is
seeking accreditation by the Occupational Therapist Assistant &
Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP)
of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapy
Education Accreditation Canada. The program has been granted Candidacy Status,
which denotes an affiliation with the OTA & PTA EAP and is a prerequisite
for accreditation of the
education program. Candidacy Status
does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation status once the
program undergoes a full accreditation review.