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Occupational therapy focuses on the integration of people with mental and physical disorders through individual and meaningful exercise.
YOUR HOLISTIC PLAN? WORKS OUT. STUDY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY.
Are you someone who likes to put ideas into practice and look at people's problems holistically? Then deepen your already acquired Occupational therapy knowledge with a Bachelor in Occupational therapy at the IU International University of Applied Sciences of Applied Sciences (IU). In this way, you can scientifically substantiate your therapeutic activities and carry out managerial and research activities. After completing your degree in Occupational therapy, you will bring your scientific expertise into various therapeutic settings.
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YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. FUTURE-ORIENTED.
Your studies in Occupational Therapy are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills.
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You can study Occupational therapy in a completely flexible way via distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at the IU are organised and the advantages of the distance learning study model.
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Why you should study Occupational therapy
As an academic, you have very high chances of working in better-paid positions, you are more secure and you are more flexible in planning your career. A degree provides you with skills that will prepare you for a successful career and give you better career opportunities. Sometimes, only a degree course can lead to a certain profession and it provides you with technical skills that are useful for your future profession. Apart from that, people with a degree are less affected by unemployment.
This is how your Occupational therapy studies at the IU look like
With your occupational therapy skills deepened to a scientific level, you can analyse the abilities of your patients even better and support them individually. So that they gain more quality in life and more independence. Depending on your chosen focus, a variety of therapeutic, organisational and strategic tasks will later await you. Whether it is in hospitals and rehabilitation clinics or in outpatient therapy centres and care facilities. Contents of your Occupational therapy studies include Neuro- and Pathophysiology in the therapy, Health Economics or evidence-based practice.
Outlook for the future: What will you do after your studies?
Ergotherapists are specialists who are in great demand. Demand is also high in the fields of research and Health Management as an occupational therapist with a university degree, you will contribute your scientific expertise in various therapeutic settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, outpatient therapy centres or occupational therapy practices, care facilities for children and adults or businesses. Depending on your chosen specialisation, the degree also qualifies you for work in counselling and teaching, in the field of health promotion and prevention, managing your own medical practice or in the fields of psychiatry and psychosomatics.
The most important questions about studying Occupational therapy
A numerus clausus (NC) is not an issue at the IU, we allow studying without NC. We prefer to look together with you at where your strengths and talents lie, so that you can really study exactly what adds value to you and your environment. Accordingly, there is no NC with us. If you meet all the other requirements (see table and further FAQs), nothing can prevent you from making a successful start for your future.
You can study Occupational therapy in the following locations: Berlin and Bad Honnef (starting in October 2022). Furthermore, you can study at the Virtual Campus, which makes it possible to study anywhere in Germany and in a completely flexible way.
Yes, we also make that possible at the IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, prospective students without an Abitur also have the opportunity to enter our bachelor’s programme. You can study Occupational therapy without an Abitur if you have completed an advanced training course (e.g. as an IHK business administrator) have a master craftsman's certificate or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of professional experience building on this.
The Bachelor’s degree takes 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on the time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is also absolutely no problem.
Basically, it is an advantage if you bring communication skills, empathy and a sense of responsibility to this professional field. In occupational therapy you will learn to accompany people on their path to recovery. You support the cognitive and motor skills of acutely or chronically ill people, victims of accidents, children, elderly or disabled people. During your studies, you will learn how to improve disorders of fine motor skills or movement disorders of the entire musculoskeletal system with exercises. You learn how to determine treatment plans, train movement sequences and movement functions, carry out individual or group therapy, advise patients and relatives and keep medical records. The job opportunities for occupational therapists are ideal and the demand for well-trained people is very high.
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