New program at Loyalist to fill demand for occupational therapist, physiotherapist assistants

April 9, 2018

Loyalist College reports that it has launched a two-year Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant diploma program. In addition to classroom training, the program will include a work-integrated learning component that consists of three clinical placements, as well as a diploma-to-degree pathway for advanced entry into University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Kinesiology and Bachelor of Allied Health Science degree programs. Loyalist Dean of Health, Human & Justice Studies June MacDonald-Jenkins adds that the program meets local demand for occupational therapist and physiotherapist assistants through “technology simulated modalities and more than 500 hours of fieldwork in health care settings such as rehabilitation centres, home care services, social services agencies, long-term care facilities and community hospitals.” Loyalist