The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) will enable you to help people with disabilities, and those recovering from injury or with ongoing conditions to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life.
As an occupational therapy student, you will combine practical learning with extensive clinical placements to aid recovery and skill development. Occupational therapists work with individuals and groups of all ages and needs in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, private practice and community centres. They also work in non-traditional areas such as early intervention, health promotion, education, consultancy, industry and accessibility.
Through over 1,000 hours of supervised clinical placement, you will gain hands-on experience with real clients, learning how to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
Why study with us?
- You'll gain real-world, hands-on training through clinical placements within our extensive network of clinical partners.
- You'll learn from highly respected practitioners, clinicians and researchers.
- With a multidisciplinary focus, we prepare graduates with generalist and specialist healthcare knowledge and skills.
- Our research ranks "well above world class" (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5).
- We offer a range of leadership and student support programs to give you the best possible opportunity for success.
- We have world-class facilities, with purpose-built laboratories and on-site health clinics.
- In 2021, we will move to the purpose-built Health Precinct at Camperdown campus, which will for the first time bring multiple health disciplines together in a facility that translates research into education and clinical services.