Occupational therapists are experts in the activities of daily living and help people to perform everyday activities independently again. Our German-language Occupational Therapy bachelor programme will equip you with all the tools you need. You’ll learn about many different clinical fields, with a special focus on internal medicine and orthopaedics, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics and paediatrics. You will also acquire knowledge and skills in the increasingly important field of health promotion and prevention.
What to expect from the degree programme
In semesters 1-3 you’ll acquire the basics of occupational therapy: your courses will cover health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. In parallel with this, you will also develop ethical values in the context of medicine and society which will guide you in your professional practice.
In semesters 2, 4, and 5-6 the time has come to consolidate what you’ve learned – in practice, working with real clients. You can demonstrate your skills on practice placements in Austria or abroad. Im semesters 5 and 6 the focus switches to work outside clinics and hospitals – for instance, community settings and preparations for becoming an independent practitioner.