Experienced instructors integrate the theory, knowledge and clinical skills required to graduate entry-level Therapist Assistants, as well as develop collaborative relationships that are responsive to the community’s needs.
Note: first semester of TAD for first-year students will be online. After the holiday break, the department anticipates lectures will be online and labs will be in person with social distancing and PPE.
In this accredited program, students will gain the skills required to work as an assistant to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Recreation Therapists, where you’ll assist in implementing rehabilitation programs for clients to maintain and enhance functional abilities, independence and quality of life.
Therapist Assistant courses teach students how to set up body movement programs, explain treatment techniques and implement therapeutic leisure activities.
Therapist Assistants work in a variety of settings from hospital practice to home and community care, long-term care and private practice where supervision from Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and/or Recreation Therapists is provided.
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