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
Note: Fees are subject to change.
Total credits: 16.50
|RADP 100||Rehabilitation and Professional Skills in Health Care||3.00 credits|
|RADP 111||Rehabilitation Principles and Practices: OT/OTA||2.25 credits|
|RADP 112||Rehabilitation Principles and Practices: PT/PTA||2.25 credits|
|RADP 120||Growth and Development for Rehabilitation Assistants||0.50 credits|
|RADP 121||Functional Anatomy, Theory and Skills: OTA/PTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 130||Disease, Injury and Intervention: Musculoskeletal Systems||1.00 credits|
|RADP 131||Musculoskeletal Theory and Skills: OTA||2.25 credits|
|RADP 132||Musculoskeletal Theory and Skills: PTA||2.25 credits|
Total credits: 15.00
|RADP 101||Effective Therapeutic Communication in Rehabilitation||1.50 credits|
|RADP 113||Rehabilitation Principles and Practices: SLP/SLPA||2.00 credits|
|RADP 114||Rehabilitation Principles and Practices: RA||1.00 credits|
|RADP 122||Physiology and Cardio-Respiratory Theory and Skills: PTA||1.00 credits|
|RADP 140||Disease, Injury and Intervention: Psychosocial/Cognitive Systems||1.50 credits|
|RADP 141||Psychosocial/Cognitive Theory and Skills: OTA/PTA||2.00 credits|
|RADP 190||Practicum: Fieldwork I||6.00 credits|
Total credits: 16.50
|RADP 210||Administrative Support Systems for Rehabilitation Assistants||1.50 credits|
|RADP 230||Disease, Injury and Intervention: Neurological System||1.50 credits|
|RADP 231||Neurology Theory and Skills: OTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 232||Neurology Theory and Skills: PTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 233||Neurology Theory and Skills: SLPA||1.50 credits|
|RADP 290||Practicum: Fieldwork II||6.00 credits|
Total credits: 15.00
|RADP 201||Advanced Communications in Rehabilitation||1.50 credits|
|RADP 211||Recreation Techniques for Rehabilitation Assistants||1.50 credits|
|RADP 240||Gerontology Theory and Skills: OTA/PTA||2.00 credits|
|RADP 243||Audiology Theory and Skills: SLPA||1.00 credits|
|RADP 250||Community Integration Theory and Skills: OTA/PTA||3.00 credits|
|RADP 291||Practicum: Fieldwork III||6.00 credits|
Total program credits: 63.00
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 27 4 p.m.
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 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.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).