Occupational Therapy bachelor degree programme
Help people to perform everyday activities independently again. Our Occupational Therapy bachelor programme will equip you with all the tools you need.
Become an expert in the activities of daily living with our three-year programme.
Courses normally take place from Monday to Friday.
You will complete your degree in 6 semesters, or 3 years. During this time, your workload will be 180 ECTS credits.
During your degree, you must complete an internship lasting at least 36 weeks, equivalent to a total of 1150 hours.
The degree programme
You’ll soon come to appreciate what a wide-ranging profession occupational therapy is. During your degree 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.
You’ll gain experience in these areas during your practice placements, which will help you to discover where your interests lie while you’re still at university.
In semesters 5 and 6 you will extend your occupational therapy knowledge and skills, and learn about applying evidence-based approaches to various different areas of occupational therapy.
The programme will give you the qualifications required for high-grade occupational therapy positions in the Austrian system. Once you graduate, you can decide whether you want to work as an employee or an independent practitioner. The bachelor programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and is affiliated to the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE).
" Our team is made up of experts from professional practice and research. The stand-out feature of the programme is how we work with our students – our future colleagues – as equals. "
Programme director Barbara Prinz-Buchberger
Get to know the core team of our bachelor degree programme Occupational Therapy.