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Rehabilitation Assistant



Rehabilitation Assistant

Rehabilitation Assistant course - Winnipeg - MITT

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (12 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $6,350 (2022/23)
  • books
    $1,095
  • additional supplies
    $350 Purchased Instruction Fees
  • additional student fees
    $210 Tech Fee // $50 Award Fund // $75 Work Skills Foundations (2022/23)
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (12 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $17,350 (2022/23)
  • books
    $1,095
  • additional supplies
    $350 Purchased Instruction Fees
  • additional student fees
    $210 Tech Fee // $50 Award Fund // $75 Work Skills Foundations // approximately $1,000 Health Insurance (2022/23)
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists.

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The Rehabilitation Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and competent rehabilitative care to clients and their families. Rehabilitation assistants perform their duties under the supervision of a speech language pathologist, occupational therapist and/or physical therapist.

Program curriculum includes a variety of frequently encountered rehabilitation simulations to help students develop effective communication and client safety. Two, preceptor-led work practicum rotations (six weeks in duration each) put students in real-world experiences where they can practice and improve their skills. Participation in MITT’s Work Skills Series workshops provides students a solid foundation in the employability and essential skills employers demand.

Who it is for

Individuals looking for careers in health care that allow them to provide patient-focused care, who have strong communication skills, and who like work directly with others.

Rehabilitation assistant are expected to:

  • Work with clients affected by aging, chronic illness, disability, and injury
  • Provide therapeutic touch and care for clients of all ages, cultures, and genders
  • Transfer and assist clients appropriately and safely
  • Demonstrate self-awareness to identify competency gaps for establishing learning needs
  • Listen, comprehend, and act using sound clinical judgement
  • Uphold scope of practice responsibilities and professional boundaries
  • Work, collaborate, and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Manage time, tasks, and resources effectively
  • Demonstrate the ability to capably and accurately observe treatment outcomes

Course information
Career information

Entrance requirements

Manitoba high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent, including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

Students needing to upgrade any of these high school requirements may contact one of MITT’s Adult Learning Centres (ALC).

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Start dates

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Next start dates Future Offerings
(subject to change)
Class Times
Fall 2022 (September start, Day)* Fall 2023
  • Days: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
*Note: Start date does not include two weeks for completion of Work Skills Foundations modules.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Entrance requirements

High school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent. International applicants must meet the general entrance requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study. Applicants must also meet the program-specific requirements, including:

  • Senior Level Math with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Senior Level Biology, Chemistry, or Physics with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Senior Level First Language Literature with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

*All high school grades will be converted to an equivalent Manitoba grade scale.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

Start dates

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Next start dates Future Offerings
(subject to change)
Class Times
Fall 2022 (September start, Day)* Fall 2023
  • Days: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
*Note: Start date does not include two weeks for completion of Work Skills Foundations modules.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Please note that there are a limited number of seats reserved for international students in the Rehabilitation Assistant program.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

For students admitted to this program in Winter 2022 or prior, please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

Specializations

Credit transfer opportunities may be available. Contact us for more details.

Work practicum

Two, preceptor-led work practicums place students under the supervision of an institutionally appointed rehabilitation assistant or licensed therapist in a clinical setting for six weeks at a time. Practicum rotations cover a range of experience in institutional, community, or private practice. Successful completion of practicum is required for a student to graduate from the program. Costs incurred for immunizations and other clearance documentation are the responsibility of the student. All required documentation must be provided to the College by the prescribed deadline to safeguard a student’s practicum eligibility. MITT reserves the right to assign students to out-of-town placements including remote Regional Health Authority facilities (e.g. The Pas, Thompson, and Churchill). Students will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation costs associated with the assigned placement. Students may be required to work day, evening, night, and/or weekend shifts while on practicum.

The following are prerequisites for eligibility for each work practicum rotation:

  • Where applicable, verification of a valid co-op work permit authorization.
  • Police Information Check (PIC) clearance, dated within six months of the start of a work practicum rotation. This will likely require a new PIC clearance prior to a student’s second rotation.
  • Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check clearance
  • Child Abuse Registry Check clearance
  • Adult Abuse Registry Check clearance
  • Up-to-date immunization record
  • Current Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) certificate
  • Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider CPR certificate
  • Violence Protection Program (VPP) training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (NVCI)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training
  • N95 mask fitting

Work practicum is a mandatory component of this program. Students must meet all program eligibility criteria to qualify for practicum. MITT does not guarantee practicum placements when students do not meet eligibility criteria (including having a valid co-op work permit) or when sufficient placements are not available. In such situations, MITT will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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