Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant


College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students, under the supervision of occupational therapists or physical therapists, to implement physical therapy treatment care plans, train patients, conduct treatment interventions, use equipment, observe and record patient progress, to direct patient participation in skill-enhancing, learning, and motivational tasks, correct or diminish pathologies, and to provide direct health education and promotion services. They include courses in occupational therapy like human lifespan development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, record-keeping and documentation, patient education and intervention, activity and program direction, and assistive services management. They include courses in physical therapy like applied anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, principles and procedures of physical therapy, basic neurology and orthopedics, physical therapy modalities, documentation skills, psychosocial aspects of health care, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, working with orthotics and prostheses, and personal and professional ethics.

Institutions providing this program


  • Occupational Therapist Assistant And Physical Therapist Assistant - Certificate
  • Eastern College - Halifax
  • Halifax, NS
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  • Occupational Therapy And Physiotherapy Assistant - Diploma
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Various, NS
  • Website


  • Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant - Diploma

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