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Rehabilitation Assistant



Rehabilitation Assistant

Rehabilitation Assistant course - Winnipeg - MITT

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 shifts and weekends
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Use their bodies to assist clients
  • Lift up to 30 pounds
  • Touch and provide care for clients of all ages, cultures, and genders
  • Manage time, tasks, and resources effectively
  • Work, collaborate, and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Enjoy working with people

Course information
Career information

Tuition

  2020/21 2019/2020
Domestic $5,850 $5,600
International $16,250 $15,100

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.

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

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Start dates

Next start date:

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Fall 2021 (September start, Day)

Supplies

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

Textbooks

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

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.

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 four-week 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.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Start dates

Next start dates:

  • Fall 2020 (August start, Day) - Applications are no longer being accepted for this intake.

Classes held:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Fall 2021 (August start, Day)

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.

Textbooks

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

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), 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
  • Child Abuse Registry check
  • Adult Abuse Registry check
  • 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

MITT does not guarantee a work practicum placement and, in such situations, may explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (12 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $5,850 (2020/21) // $5,600 (2019/20)
  • books
    $723 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $350
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (12 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $16,250 (2020/21) // $15,100 (2019/20)
  • books
    $723 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $350
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund; $800-$1200 Health Insurance
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

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