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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

The University of the Free State
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

Program description

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on supporting human wellness and participation in life through engagement in activities. An occupational therapist’s knowledge is thus grounded in die science of activity. All activities (play, training, work, recreation, and interpersonal relations) in which a person participates in daily life will fall within the scope of the occupational therapist. An occupational therapist treats a client or group according to their individual and unique needs by means of activities that can be therapeutically adapted and graded through specific techniques, as well as therapeutic apparatus, splints, and assistive devices. The context and environment in which people function is an important part of the occupational therapist’s evaluation and intervention.

Admission requirements

Pay attention to the following important information:

  • The UFS reserves the right to change the minimum requirements of each program or any other information without notifying you.
  • There are specific admission requirements that you should meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008 and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need to have a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package. LO is excluded.
  • All admission requirements apply to first-year students in 2021.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is dependent on the following:
    • Your application should meet all the minimum requirements for the program
    • The program must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year

First Semester – Compulsory Modules

  • Anatomy (year module)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Technology and Occupational Therapy (year module)
  • Clinical Occupational Therapy (year module)

Second Semester – Compulsory Modules

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology

Career opportunities

Occupational therapists work, among others, in hospitals, private practice, schools, pre-primary schools, clinics, and old-age homes.

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The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...

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The University of the Free State

PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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