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    Otmeal reacted to capergirl1995 in Moving to Halifax for Dal OT   
    I am also in Cape Breton and also plan on moving to Halifax for September!  From what I am hearing from landlords, a lot of students are bailing on their leases so I am thinking now seems like a good time to find an apartment close to campus 
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    Otmeal reacted to HayleyRS in Moving to Halifax for Dal OT   
    I currently live in Halifax and the rental market is tough right now! Definitely secure a spot as early as possible. It is hard to say given the current state of the world but I would play it safe and look into accommodations ASAP. I have loved living in Halifax so I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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    Otmeal reacted to OTHopes97 in Moving to Halifax for Dal OT   
    Hey guys! I live about 30 minutes away from Dal so I’m not planning on moving out of home until January. And I’m only moving out then because it’s like 1.5 hours on a bus. But be super careful when you are looking for apartments because Ive heard a lot of student housing has bad bug problems and rats. Renting houses tends to be better but then you also have a lot of roommates. Just wanted to make you guys aware cause some places look super nice but it’s actually really bad.
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    Otmeal reacted to OTAnxious in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Yeah I’m not gonna lie I’m disappointed that any information I got about Dal’s delay were not from Dal but from reading this forum
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    Otmeal got a reaction from natOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Just got my unofficial acceptance to Dal OT!!! I'm so excited!
    (I am a NS applicant with a 3.75 /4 sgpa.)
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    Otmeal got a reaction from OTHopes97 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Just got my unofficial acceptance to Dal OT!!! I'm so excited!
    (I am a NS applicant with a 3.75 /4 sgpa.)
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    Otmeal got a reaction from OccupationalTherpay2020 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Just got my unofficial acceptance to Dal OT!!! I'm so excited!
    (I am a NS applicant with a 3.75 /4 sgpa.)
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    Otmeal reacted to OccupationalTherpay2020 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Congrats @OTHopes97. I received my acceptance to Dal OT today as well. For reference, I am a NB resident and had a 3.94 GPA on a 4.3 scale. 
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    Otmeal reacted to OTHopes97 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Just received acceptance to Dal OT!
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    Otmeal reacted to OTHopes97 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Still nothing ☹️ I suspect we are not going to hear today
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    Otmeal reacted to PTOTHOPEFUL in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Getting so anxious about Dal OT! We should be hearing back so soon!!!
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    Otmeal reacted to Psyched4OTPT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    This was the response from Dal OT admissions... not helpful at all: 
    We are currently proceeding with admissions as usual however, please check our FAQ's on our website for any updates. 
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    Otmeal reacted to newtoOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    @Otmeal @lalalalaura So helpful! thank you so much! It's great to see you had good experiences going that route. It seems like OTA/PTA could be a great backup/pathway and have lots to offer for growth!
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    Otmeal got a reaction from newtoOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    I'm an OTA/PTA graduate and most of my classmates are working in hospitals or physiotherapy clinics. Job prospects are better in large cities where there's a lot of hospitals and rehab centers! And once you are in the program, more job postings become available to you, as some organizations reach out to the program directly instead of posting the jobs online. And some of my classmates were offered jobs from their field placements.
    OTAs are definitely very hands on, in my experience the OT does the assessment and makes a treatment plan and the OTA carries out the treatment.
    Hope this helps
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    Otmeal reacted to lalalalaura in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    I'm also an OTA/PTA graduate and I definitely agree with everything in this reply!
    I would also add that the comparison of OT/OTA hands-on work really depends on the practice setting and even betweeen institutions. It can even vary depending on which OT or PT you're working with on the day. But yes, in general it's quite a hands-on position. In some ways, you get to do the "fun" parts of rehab as an OTA/PTA without being subjected to the same licensing and legal responsibilities that an OT or PT takes on.
    Also, pay in my labour market (BC) seems to be between $24-30/hour (+benefits) depending on the practice setting which is quite good for a 2 year program. Also, it's been quite easy to bridge the diploma into a degree. Myself and other former OTA/PTA classmates have gone on to complete the Bachelor of Health Science or General Studies degrees online from TRU but I think there are other programs available.
    Also! I started PTA/OTA school at 27 and there were tons of people my age (and older!) in my program. I had been worried about being "too old" but once I was in the program I found it to be a huge asset as I brought my own unique life experiences which helped me with building therapeutic relationships with clients. Now I'm 31 and applying to PT school while feeling like I have all the time in the world  
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    Otmeal got a reaction from hopeIbeOT in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    I am wondering about Dal OT too! I haven't heard anything from them either. 
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    Otmeal reacted to Walrus08 in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Hey everyone! Just a heads up that ORPAS changed the earliest date to receive OT/PT offers to May 29th  
    https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/orpas-dates/ 
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    Otmeal reacted to PTOTHOPEFUL in OT/PT accepted/waitlist/decline 2020 cycle   
    Haven’t heard anything either !
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