Physiotherapist working with client

Program Objective

The Physiotherapist Assistant Diploma program has been designed to provide students with a strong foundation to work under the supervision of a Physiotherapist. Inclusive of an 8-week clinical placement, the program provides a well-rounded combination of theory instruction and practical training from which the student can continually develop and apply their knowledge to skilled tasks and proper assessment procedures. Possible employment settings include hospitals, physiotherapy clinics, rehabilitation centres, long-term care facilities, sports medicine clinics, community health care agencies or other medical settings.

Candidates considering a career as a Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Assistant should enjoy working with people and be physically able to assist in patient lifts and support.

Program Duration and Schedule

20 hours/week; 55 Week Program

Total: 1250 Hours

Program Prerequisite

  • Completion of Grade 12, OSSD, or Mature Student Status
  • Successful completion of entrance evaluation
  • Admissions Interview
  • Criminal Reference Check – Vulnerable Sector
  • Medix College of Healthcare Medical Check Form (completed within 30 days of program start date)

Tuition & Financial Aid

All tuition costs include books, lab fees, CPR, First Aid Certification, and two uniforms. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Students are encouraged to visit our Business Affairs department for any questions related to tuition and/or financial aid.

Program Content

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation and Professional Skills in Health Care
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Functional Movement
  • Human Growth and Development and Mental Health
  • Disease, Injury and preventions
  • Physiotherapy fundamentals
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Effective Therapeutic Communications
  • Client Record Management
  • Introduction to Gerontology
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Rehabilitation Principles- CPR and First Aid
  • Clinical Physiotherapy Principles and Practice
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Job Search
  • The Pacific Institute & Enriched Academy
  • Clinical Case Studies

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Gr.12 OSSD/High School Graduate or Mature Student Status (18 Ontario, 19 out of province)

Successful completion of entrance evaluation

Admissions interview


The admissions process for this program is a four part process:

Initial Contact

Contact an admissions representative to schedule an appointment. The admissions representative will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program or general questions about Medix College.

Confidential Interview

An interview will be completed in order to determine if students have the right attitude to be successful in the program.

Business Affairs Assessment

The business affairs assessment is an appointment to determine if students are eligible for one of the many financial aid options.


After the financial plan is in place, enrollment is official and students will be able to start classes in order to train for an exciting new career.