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Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

Diploma 86 weeks

Rehabilitation therapy assistants, or RTAs, work with occupational therapists and physiotherapists in a clinical setting to aid in the recovery of patients.

To launch a career in this health field, you need to graduate from a post-secondary rehabilitation assistant program like the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant diploma program at CDI College. It will prepare you with the knowledge and skills employers are looking for.

Rehabilitation Assistant Program in BC

RTAs have a keen understanding of the human body, with training in many areas, including anatomy, biochemistry, functional movement, human development, orthopaedics, and physiology.

In the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program, you’ll gain an understanding of your role in the rehabilitation process, including training in gerontology, therapeutic exercise, client care, communications and records management, and program facilitation.

Hands-on Rehab Assistant Training

In addition to your in-class training, you’ll also get an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in a work experience placement, working alongside an occupational therapist or physiotherapist.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.



Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Burnaby
  • Richmond
  • South Surrey
  • Surrey
  • Online

Delivery Mode

The program is approved to be delivered in the following methods.

  • In person (On Campus)

Our instructor's patience to make sure every student understood every topic made the difference to my education. She explains and gives examples that are well understood by everybody. 

Karen A., Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Graduate
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