2. Non-Academic requirement
- Immunization to be completed prior to program start date
- Completion of a pre-admission Introduction to OPTA online module
3. Additional requirements
- In addition to the above requirements the applicant must provide evidence of current Heart and Stroke Foundation: Basic Life Support Provider Level and Standard First Aid. You must re-certify CPR each year.
Note: Prior to entering the program, students should have an understanding of the specific skills that will help bring them success as an occupational/physical therapist assistant. Please refer to the Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant (OPTA) department page for details regarding these skills.
Note: It is to your advantage to have basic computer literacy with working knowledge of word processing software.
Note: While not an admission requirement for the program, applicants are advised that they will be required to provide a Police Information Check (also known as a Criminal Record Check) including a Vulnerable Sector Check to most agencies where they will be placed for practicum experiences. The existence of police information or a criminal record may prevent practicum placement, program completion, professional licensure and therefore affect future employment prospects. It is the decision of each agency or institution to accept or reject a student for placement or observation experience based on the results of the police information check.
Note: Students with Study Permits that are admitted to a program that has a practicum or clinical placement in childcare, primary/secondary school teaching or health service field occupations must complete their Medical Authorization as required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada one month prior to the start of classes.
Note: Students must complete a minimum of one third of their practical training in each area (OT or PT) and will be placed in a variety of therapeutic environments, which may include: hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, private rehabilitation clinics/services, and home care and community care services.