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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
  • Tuition1
    $6,616

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (12 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Tuition1
    $18,450

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

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Health Care Aide and Rehab Assistant Simulation Lab

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 Bridging to Work 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.

Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements

To determine practicum eligibility, this program has established practicum clearance requirements. Please review the information on our Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements webpage before applying to this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Fall 2024 September
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. 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.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition $6,616
Fees $1,070
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $900
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
$1,500
Estimated Program Cost $10,086

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the program information 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.

Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements

To determine practicum eligibility, this program has established practicum clearance requirements. Please review the information on our Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements webpage before applying to this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Fall 2024 September
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. 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.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition $18,450
Fees $1,070
Health Insurance $1,006.50
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $900
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
$1,500
Estimated Program Cost $22,926.50

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the program information 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.

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.

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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