Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma
Education, Health & Human Development, School of Allied Health
The only program in Canada where you can take training that combines occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech/language audiology therapy.
Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career? Do you want to help people, enjoy being part of a team, and generally have a positive attitude? Most Rehabilitation Assistants are employed in acute care and rehab hospitals working with clients who need support in some area of daily living. The triple-training provided in this unique program means you could be providing physical, cognitive, communication or psychosocial support. Clients come from all demographics and range from newborns to the elderly.
- Demonstrate application of RA Frame of Reference incorporating Plan, Do, Observe & Record
- Demonstrate professionalism by taking responsibility for assigned tasks, using appropriate language, integrating constructive feedback and managing time efficiently
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, clinicians/team members, peers and instructors through oral, written and/or non-verbal methods
- Demonstrate mastery upon completion of RA program by achieving CGPA (cumulative grade point) of B average or better in all coursework, and credit status in 3 practicum placements
- Acquire, demonstrate and maintain practical skills necessary to fulfill the role of a rehabilitation assistant
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Program Requirements and Outlines
|RADP 100||Skills in Health Care||3.00 credits|
|RADP 111||Principles & Practices: OT/OTA||2.25 credits|
|RADP 112||Principles & Practices: PT/PTA||2.25 credits|
|RADP 120||Growth & Development for RA||0.50 credits|
|RADP 121||Functional Anatomy: OTA/PTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 130||Musculoskeletal Systems||1.00 credits|
|RADP 131||Musculoskeletal Thry&SkillsOTA||2.25 credits|
|RADP 132||Musculoskeletal Thry&SkillsPTA||2.25 credits|
|First Term Credits Required||16.50|
|RADP 101||RA Therapeutic Communication||1.50 credits|
|RADP 113||Principles&Practices: SLP/SLPA||2.00 credits|
|RADP 114||Principles and Practices: RA||1.00 credits|
|RADP 122||Respiratory Theory&Skills: PTA||1.00 credits|
|RADP 140||Psychosocial/Cognitive Systems||1.50 credits|
|RADP 141||Psychosocial/Cognitive:OTA/PTA||2.00 credits|
|RADP 190||Practicum: Fieldwork I||6.00 credits|
|Second Term Credits Required||15.00|
|RADP 210||RA Admin Support Systems||1.50 credits|
|RADP 230||Neurological System||1.50 credits|
|RADP 231||Neurology Theory & Skills: OTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 232||Neurology Theory & Skills: PTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 233||Neurology Theory & Skills:SLPA||1.50 credits|
|RADP 290||Practicum: Fieldwork II||6.00 credits|
|Third Term Credits Required||16.50|
|RADP 201||Adv Communication in Rehab||1.50 credits|
|RADP 211||Recreation Techniques for RA||1.50 credits|
|RADP 240||GerontologyThry&Skills:OTA/PTA||2.00 credits|
|RADP 243||Audiology Theory & Skills:SLPA||1.00 credits|
|RADP 250||Community Integration: OTA/PTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 291||Practicum: Fieldwork III||6.00 credits|
|Fourth Term Credits Required||15.00|
Application & Document Deadline
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
NOTE: Dates are subject to change.
- BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
- English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and at least 1 science (Biology 12, Physics 12 or Chemistry 12). Must have basic computer skills for PC system as evidenced by a letter from employer or teacher who can verify computer skill level.
- Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
- Attend an information session. Applicants assessed on the basis of an interview, academic experience, relevant work experience, individual objectives & areas of interest. Submit a resume, a handwritten letter of interest describing why you want to work in rehabilitation and why you would be an excellent candidate, 3 letters of reference from employers or responsible persons in the community one of which must certify the completed work experience. A current criminal record check is required.
- Applicants must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English. A program English placement test will be required.
- Successful completion of a minimum of 50 hrs of volunteer or paid work experience with people compromised in activity or participation by disease or injury. Applicants must be in good physical health, including the ability to lift & transfer 50 lbs, as confirmed by a confidential letter from their physician. To qualify for fieldwork placements, students must have a Standard First Aid & CPR level "C" certification and TB test.
Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.