The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant program at KLC College is a 44 week diploma program. The program has been approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Classes typically run Monday through Friday 8 am- 4pm. Some evening courses may also be required.
Orientation to Rehabilitation
Ethics & Professionalism
Anatomy & Physiology
Psychology (including Psychiatric disorders)
PTA I/PTA II
OTA I/OTA II
Fundamentals of neurological disorders
Introduction to Gerontology
*Upon completion of all theory components of the course, the student will then complete 12 weeks of placement. Placement opportunities include: private physiotherapy clinics, long term care facilities, and hospital settings.
Note: Standard First Aid & CPR, and Non-violent intervention training (NVIT) are also included as part of the PTA OTA program
Grade 12 or equivalent is needed with demonstrated English proficiency, communication and comprehension skills. Students must have the equivalent standing at the general level in English. Employment Opportunities
Area employers that hire our graduates include:
St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital
Kingston General Hospital
Hotel Dieu Hospital
St. Vincent De Paul Hospital (Brockville)
Belleville General Hospital
Frontenac Mental Health Services
Lennox and Addington Community Living
Limestone Health Consultants Inc.
Stand Your Ground
Arbour Heights LTC
Lennox and Addington General Hospital
As a Graduate of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program….
You will find that the majority of positions exist in public and private clinics, hospitals, in home-care, and long-term care facilities
Alternative career options include: sales, teaching, fitness clubs
A Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Career is for you if you….
Enjoy working in a customer service-based industry
Possess solid oral and written communication skills
Are a team player
Possess excellent interpersonal skills
Derive personal satisfaction from seeing people regain their independence