Eastern College - Halifax

Address: Bay West Centre - 7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4R5, Canada
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Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant


Program Length: 77 Weeks

Campus Locations: Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax

Would you like to be responsible for the daily rehabilitation of others? Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Assistant graduates from Eastern College will play a critical role in assisting occupational therapists and physiotherapists with treatment plans for aging populations and those recovering from surgery or chronic conditions.  In the workplace, you’ll be responsible for aiding clients in their treatment plan, monitoring their progress, and discussing each individual’s development with the therapist to help patients better their way of life. Graduates will meet the standards of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association through a combination of theoretical study and hands-on workplace practicums.  The Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program at Eastern College - Halifax Campus has been accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) in collaboration with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). The status of Accreditation was granted to the program on April 30, 2014 for the period until April 30, 2020. 

We pledge: To offer a program of study that prepares the student for ethical practice and rigorous employment standards to meet workforce demand in the field of Occupational or Physiotherapy according to the National Guidelines of practice set forth by the CPA and CAOT.  To develop partnerships with agencies, businesses and associations in the healthcare industry to facilitate clinical training, life-long learning and social responsibility of faculty and students.  To participate in ongoing assessment of program outcomes, faculty effectiveness, student satisfaction and industry feedback to initiate improvement and strive for our goal of excellence in Occupational Therapy education.  To provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become gainfully employed as OTA/PTAs who effectively function under the supervision of a licensed therapist, and who are responsible, productive members of the health care community and society at large.  To instill value for life-long learning and contemporary practice to maintain expertise within the OT and PT professions.  To provide a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.  To support the faculty’s commitment to being effective, ethical and caring educators and to further develop their expertise.


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Eastern College is your first step towards career success.  We are a nationally recognized institution that has been training graduates for over 30 years in Atlantic Canada.
We are committed to your future.  As an Eastern College student, you will find the educational experience unlike any other.  Our programs are taught with a hands-on, practical approach to instruction.  We deliver a unique modular system of training where you will focus on one subject at a time. 
Monthly start dates and half day classes offer flexibility to students that have family commitments or who wish to work while studying.       
Eastern College has helped over 30,000 graduates over the last 30 years. At the Halifax Campus, we offer diploma programs through our Faculty of Business, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Healthcare, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Supply Chain and Faculty of Art & Design. Most of the diploma programs at the Halifax Campus may be completed within one year.  Eastern is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Eastern College - Halifax:
Bay West Centre - 7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4R5, Canada

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