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Diploma in Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Humber College - North Campus Humber College - North Campus, Canada

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CAD 17765

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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70%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Humber’s Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma program was the first in Ontario to provide formal educational preparation for occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) and physiotherapist assistants (PTAs) and continues to provide quality education. You will learn to assist in the implementation of rehabilitation treatment plans and programs developed to promote clients’ independence, activities and function. Areas of focus include restoring and maximizing physical function and occupational performance, ultimately enabling clients to effectively utilize their abilities in movement, daily functioning and activity while promoting overall well-being.

Practise your skills and acquire hands-on experience during over 600 hours (16 weeks) of unpaid work placements. These placements are arranged by the program fieldwork placement advisor during Semester 2, Semester 3 and Semester 4. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to leading-edge therapeutic skills, equipment and health-care facilities. This program offers the privilege of participating in clinical placements in occupational therapy and physiotherapy at some of the top teaching hospitals in Canada.

There are many reasons why a person may require occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy rehabilitation services. In addition to health and wellness promotion, individuals may require assistance returning to their activities of daily living and regular work due to falls, motor vehicle accidents,  sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, mental health conditions and chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and diabetes. If you relish the challenges of creative problem solving and critical thinking; have good physical health; and enjoy meeting people while wishing to work with those who are physically, developmentally, and/or emotionally challenged, a career as an OTA/PTA is for you. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments such as acute care and community hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, private practice, and retail.

Work Placement
Practise your skills and acquire hands-on experience during over 500 hours of unpaid work placements. These placements are arranged by the program fieldwork placement advisor during Semester 2, 3 and 4.

You will have the opportunity to be exposed to leading-edge therapeutic skills, equipment and health-care facilities. This program offers the privilege of participating in clinical placements in occupational therapy and physiotherapy at some of the top teaching hospitals in Canada.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 10 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Closed

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any two module - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

17765

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 100 Waived

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
(CAD)

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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships

International Entrance Scholarships - 2024

New students starting their Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma studies are eligible for consideration for an international entrance scholarship at Humber. This scholarship offers a CAD 2,000 reduction in tuition fees during the first two semesters of study (CAD 1,000 per semester).


Further details of this scholarship are:

  1. Humber may consider high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence for the international entrance scholarship, but due to the limited number of scholarships available, only those with the highest GPA (Grade Point Average) will be awarded. Humber's admissions team will calculate the GPA based on the high school transcripts received during the admissions assessment process. No separate application is required for the International Entrance Scholarship, as the awards are automatically granted to eligible candidates after they commence their studies.
     
  2. A total of 20 scholarships will be awarded to new students starting in September, 15 scholarships will be awarded to new students starting in January, and 5 scholarships will be awarded to new students starting in May. Per every starting semester, each recipient must come from a different country. In other words, no more than one student from any single country may receive the award within the same starting semester.
     
  3. The award will be applied towards the student's MyHumber account as a credit after the 10th day of classes in two instalments of CAD 1,000. Both payments will be applied to the second semester. The scholarship recipient is still required to pay the full amount for the first semester.
     
  4. Only successful recipients will be notified after the Day 10 of their 1st-semester studies.


Bachelor'S Degree Scholarships

Bachelor's Degree scholarships are available to students coming directly from high school/secondary school studies, who are non-transfer students (i.e. haven't attended college or university, or studied in Humber's EAP program), and are unlimited in quantity.

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement.

AMOUNT

REQUIRED GPA*

RENEWABLE**

* Eligibility is based on students high school academic achievement.
** Renewable scholarships will be reissued if the student achieves 80% or above in each year of the Bachelor's degree.

$4,000 95% or higher  
$3,500 90 - 94.9%  
$3,000 85 - 89.9%  
$2,000 80 - 84.9%  
$1,500 75 - 79.9% one time
 

Humber's Terms and Conditions of Degree Scholarships

 


Bachelor's Degree Scholarships for EAP Graduates

Graduates of Humber's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program with a GPA of 80% or higher in Level 8, who are applying for a Bachelor’s Degree, will be eligible to receive a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $1,500.


Awards for EAP Graduates

Graduates of Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Certificate Program (Level 8) are also eligible for awards.


These awards are based on the following criteria:

  • GPA
  • Significant improvement in all areas of English language development, and
  • Characteristics of respect, support, and cross-cultural communication within the Humber community.

These awards are only available to EAP graduates who have begun a degree program at Humber College. EAP graduates do not need to apply for these awards. Faculty nominates recipients each fall semester, and the recipients are notified in November.

Award Name

Academic Excellence Award in English for Academic Purposes

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to a graduate of the English for Academic Purposes program who 1) achieved a high overall GPA over at least one semester, and 2) demonstrated significant improvement in all areas of English language development.

Award Value

$250.00

No. of Recipients

3

 

Award Name

The English for Academic Purposes International Student Diploma Pathway Award

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to an International Student graduate of the English for Academic Purposes program who 1) achieved a high overall GPA over at least one semester, 2) entered a Diploma course at Humber College, 3) exhibited the characteristics of respect, support, and cross-cultural communication in their interactions within the Humber community

Award Value

$500

No. of Recipients

1

 

Award Name

The English for Academic Purposes International Student Degree/Postgraduate  Pathway Award

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to an International Student graduate of the English for Academic Purposes program who 1) achieved a high overall GPA over at least one semester, 2) entered a Degree or Postgraduate course at Humber College, 3) exhibited the characteristics of respect, support, and cross-cultural communication within the Humber community

Award Value

$500

No. of Recipients

1

 

Award Name

Academic Excellence Award in Teaching English as a Second Language

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to the graduate of the Teaching English as a Second Language Post-Graduate Program who has demonstrated both academic excellence in their course requirements and behavior in practicum settings that best reflect those of a certified TESL professional.

Award Value

$500.00

No. of Recipients

1

 

Additional Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships offered by the International Centre, there are other awards, bursaries, and scholarships available to international students from Humber and external, government, corporate, or community organizations. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying. Learn More


Flywire Charitable Foundation Scholarship

In addition to the scholarships offered by the International Centre, there are other awards, bursaries, and scholarships available to international students from Humber and external, government, corporate, or community organizations. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

For the 2022 academic year, eight total scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

  • Social justice
  • Global health
  • Global citizenship
  • Environmental sustainability


Who is eligible

  • The scholarships are open to matriculating; currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate students worldwide. All majors are welcome to apply
  • To learn more, including timeline, selection criteria and how to apply, see the Flywire website.

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