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Academies at the University of Canada West

Academies at the University of Canada West

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Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

In the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program at Academies at the University of Canada West College, you will develop the knowledge, skills and values to assist rehabilitation therapists during treatments in a variety of health care and community settings. As a Rehabilitation Therapy student, you will study anatomy, physiology, human development, movement and human disorders. You will also learn about clinical physiotherapy, gerontology, communications and rehabilitation processes. In addition you will have opportunity to learn about the occupation therapy and various techniques used for physical disabilities as well as the psychiatry and pediatrics fields. As a graduate from the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program, you will be prepared to work in partnership with, and under the direction of, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and/or Recreational Therapists. You may find employment in a range of settings, including community health centers, clinics, private agencies, rehabilitation centers. Other settings that employ Rehabilitation Therapy Assistants include hospitals, long-term care facilities, fitness centers and residential care homes.

Program offered is a Diploma.

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University Canada West operates under the authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, on recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board. The term "university" is used under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia, Canada, effective August 9, 2004, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister.