24 months
16414 CAD/year
3837 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant diploma program from Humber College was the first in Ontario to provide formal educational preparation for occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) and physiotherapist assistants (PTAs) and continues to provide quality education. 

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By taking the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant diploma program from Humber College , you will learn to assist in the implementation of rehabilitation treatment plans and programs developed to promote clients’ independence, activities and function. Areas of focus include restoring and maximizing physical function and occupational performance, ultimately enabling clients to effectively utilize their abilities in movement, daily functioning and activity while promoting overall well-being.


There are many reasons why a person may require occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy rehabilitation services. In addition to health and wellness promotion, individuals may require assistance returning to their activities of daily living and regular work due to falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, mental health conditions and chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and diabetes.

If you relish the challenges of creative problem solving and critical thinking, and enjoy meeting people while wishing to work with those who are experiencing physical, developmental, and/or emotional challenges, a career as an OTA and/or PTA is for you. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments such as acute care and community hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities and private practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Rehabilitation and our Emerging Health System
  • Health, Wellness, and Rehabilitation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • College Reading and Writing Skills
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Musculoskeletal Movement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 

  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16414 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16414 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3837 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3837 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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