Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy involves assessing and treating both physical and psychological conditions using techniques designed to encourage independence in all aspects of daily life.

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals and within community environments. Patients may need help to overcome a disability as a result of factors including illness, injury, or aging.

All occupational therapy degree courses need to be approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as you’ll need to register with the HCPC after graduating to be able to practice as an occupational therapist.

As well as classroom based learning you’ll also have access to local practice areas to gain real world experience without needing to miss out on lectures.

You’ll learn the theoretical and practical aspects of Occupational Therapy during your degree including the components of the biological, behavioural, social, and medical sciences.

Your Occupational Therapy degree will also cover the technical, practical, managerial, and communication skills that you’ll need to be successful in your future career.

Once you’re qualified you may also find yourself working in places such as nursing homes, commercial organisations, prisons, or in patients’ homes.

Career prospects are good as you can specialise or undertake further research. In fact, some roles within the NHS allow you to do both as an occupational therapist consultant.

You may also want to consider moving into a managerial or teaching role once your career is established.

Why study Occupational Therapy?

If you have good grades (course requirement BBB) and are interested in helping people in their daily lives then an Occupational Therapy degree might be the right choice for you.

You could work with people of all ages, from all kinds of backgrounds, with a complex set of issues. Occupational therapists work with those who have physical, mental health, and social needs.

Occupational Therapy degree graduates report that they find their careers stimulating, exciting, and highly rewarding.

Which universities offer an Occupational Therapy degree?

Oxford Brookes

The university has a long reputation of providing Occupational Therapy degree students with an excellent standard of teaching and the course is accredited by the Council of Occupational Therapists.

Brunel University London

As well as learning the core skills and professional practices needed to be a successful occupational therapist students are also encourage to research case studies to further expand their knowledge.

University of Southampton

This course is not only approved by the HCPC but also the College of Occupational Therapists and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists so you can be sure you’ll be getting all of the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your future career.

What next?

Occupational Therapy degrees are incredibly popular and competition can be fierce. However, we have all the advice you need to ensure that you get on to the course you want.

We can help you choose the right course, give your advice on student accommodation, and help you write a killer personal statement that will have every admissions tutor in the country banging on your door.