You are patient, adaptable and work well in a team environment—plus you know you want work in a helping profession. Our therapist assistant program trains you to help clients regain mobility, recover from injuries and overcome challenges to independence.

In the two-year Physical Therapist Assistant & Occupational Therapist Assistant (PTA & OTA) major of the Therapist Assistant diploma, you gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to work as a physical therapist assistant or an occupational therapist assistant.

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MacEwan trains the next generation of physical and occupational therapy assistants.
Students practice different techniques for working with patients challenged by mobility issues in this mobility lab lesson. Full Story


The MacEwan University Therapist Assistant Program (PTA & OTA Major) has been accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) in collaboration with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). The status of Accreditation was awarded to the program on November 30, 2017 for the period until November 30, 2025.