Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy | UWC

APS Required



4 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 3 or Maths Literacy Code 5
  • Life Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Occupational Therapist: Assess clients’ physical, cognitive, emotional, and social abilities and limitations to develop personalized intervention plans aimed at improving their functional independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapists work with individuals with disabilities, injuries, illnesses, or developmental delays, providing therapeutic interventions, adaptive equipment, and environmental modifications to enhance their ability to perform everyday tasks and achieve their goals.
  2. Pediatric Occupational Therapist: Specialize in working with children and adolescents with developmental, behavioral, or sensory processing challenges, helping them develop skills for play, self-care, school participation, and social interaction. Pediatric occupational therapists use play-based activities, sensory integration techniques, and family-centered approaches to support children’s development and well-being in home, school, and community settings.
  3. Geriatric Occupational Therapist: Focus on addressing the unique needs and challenges of older adults, including age-related changes, chronic conditions, and functional decline, to promote independent living, safety, and quality of life. Geriatric occupational therapists provide assessments, interventions, and caregiver support to help older adults maintain or regain their ability to perform daily activities and age in place with dignity and autonomy.
  4. Mental Health Occupational Therapist: Work with individuals experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, helping them develop coping skills, self-management strategies, and meaningful routines to support their recovery and community integration. Mental health occupational therapists collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to provide holistic care and support to clients in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, or private practices.
  5. Rehabilitation Therapist: Provide rehabilitation services to individuals recovering from injuries, surgeries, or accidents, helping them regain physical, cognitive, and vocational skills necessary for returning to work, school, or community living. Rehabilitation therapists use therapeutic exercises, assistive devices, and vocational training programs to facilitate clients’ recovery and reintegration into daily life activities and roles.
  6. Community Health Worker: Collaborate with community organizations, public health agencies, and social services to promote health, wellness, and independence among individuals and families in underserved communities. Community health workers provide health education, advocacy, and support services, connecting clients to resources and programs that address their occupational needs and social determinants of health.
  7. School-Based Occupational Therapist: Support students with disabilities or special needs in educational settings, collaborating with teachers, parents, and school staff to address barriers to learning, participation, and socialization. School-based occupational therapists provide assessments, interventions, and accommodations to help students access the curriculum, develop functional skills, and achieve educational goals in inclusive learning environments.
  8. Research Assistant/Coordinator: Assist with research studies and projects in occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, or related fields, collecting data, conducting literature reviews, and assisting with data analysis and dissemination of findings. Research assistants contribute to advancing knowledge and evidence-based practice in occupational therapy through scientific inquiry and research endeavors.
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