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: Health Sciences workers are responsible to attain and maintain required health and safety certifications and maintain recommended immunization standards. As a student of a Health Sciences program you also are required to meet these standards of practice. These Health and Safety Requirements do not need to be submitted as part of your application. You are encouraged to become familiar with the requirements as soon as possible to ensure completion prior to program start and before the first day of classes. Once you have been accepted into your program please start submitting these Health and Safety Requirements. See full information at Health & Safety Requirements .
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.