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Samantha Bailey

Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant (OPTA) Program
Instructor and Chairperson

Samantha started her healthcare career by first completing a Medical Sciences degree and then pursuing a Master of Physical Therapy degree, both at the University of Western Ontario. She has practiced as a Physical Therapist in various settings including outpatient clinics, and hospital acute care and inpatient rehabilitation units. Samantha is passionate about professional development and has taken and participated in various courses and conferences to further her professional and teaching skills and knowledge. She plans to continue to develop her professional and teaching expertise by pursuing further learning opportunities.  


PT, Registered Physical Therapist, Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association

MPT, Master of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario

HBMSc, Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences, University of Western Ontario

Professional Certificate in Project Management, Western Continuing Studies

Main Areas of Teaching
  1. Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  2. Healthcare Communication
  3. Functional Anatomy
  4. Physical Therapist Assistant Skills 
Scholarly Activity

Professional and/or RDC Leadership

    • School of Health Sciences Wellness Committee
    • Cultural Activities Trust (CAT) Fund Committee
    • Faculty Association of Red Deer College (FARDC) Executive
    • One Integrated Campus and Accessible Education Sub-Committee

Professional Memberships

  • Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Canadian Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant Educators Council (COPEC)
  • Alberta OTA PTA Educators

Contact Us

Red Deer Polytechnic Inquiries

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

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