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Diploma in Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus NorQuest College - Edmonton Campus, Canada

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CAD 22271

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 155

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant diploma program prepares students to work in today's interdisciplinary health care systems. This program will provide students with a strong occupational and physical therapy assistant background, and incorporate essential assistant-level skills in speech language therapy and therapeutic recreation. Equipped with skills in these four rehabilitation disciplines, students will be prepared to meet industry demand and work in various general therapy, rehabilitation, as well as discipline-specific positions. If you enjoy helping people and want a career assisting patients to overcome injuries, or impairments, this diploma program could be for you.

The program delivers theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills using a balance of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary courses.

Program graduates will be prepared to:

  • Communicate and collaborate as a valuable member of a client-centred interdisciplinary health-care team
  • Assist with effective physical therapy and occupational therapy practice by providing safe and competent care across client populations
  • Support other rehabilitation disciplines, including therapeutic recreation and speech-language pathology
  • Demonstrate effective professionalism, leadership, and reflective practice skills

Applicants are requested to review the job requirements listed below and assess their ability to fulfill the demands of the therapy assistant occupation. As a therapy assistant, you must be able to:

  • Work shifts and weekends
  • Be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Use your knees, back, and arms to assist clients
  • Lift 30 pounds
  • Touch and provide care for clients of all ages, cultures, and genders
  • Manage time and resources in a busy work setting
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in a team
  • Enjoy working with people
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 84 - With no score less than - 21
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59 - With no score less than - 56
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

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):
    • English Language Arts:
      • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1
      • 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
      • 60% in ESLG 1860
      • 70% in ESLG 1898
    • Math:
      • 50% in Mathematics 10C
    • Biology:
      • 60% in Biology 30

6.5 IELTS Score
84 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 155

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11000 Per year

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