Bachelor degree programme


Key skills

Occupational therapists are experts in activities of daily living. They help patients to enhance their performance of these activates through training and the use of aids. Graduates are well prepared for entry into the profession thanks to the programme’s strong practical focus.

The aim of the Bachelor programme in Occupational Therapy is to help students develop the skills required to support people of all ages in maintaining, enhancing and regaining the ability to interact with their surroundings.

The role of the occupational therapist (or ergotherapist) is to improve patients' ability to perform important self-sufficiency (everyday tasks), productive (work and learning) and leisure activities.

The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to improving students' academic and theoretical abilities, providing an overview of the theoretical background, independent academic work and interpersonal skills. The curriculum also covers aspects such as business, law and health economics.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor programme will be well placed to assume responsibilities in established and emerging areas of occupational therapy. They will also be qualified to work as occupational therapists in accordance with the requirements set out in the Austrian Medical-Technical Services Act (Bundesgesetz über die Regelung der gehobenen medizinisch-technischen Dienste [MTD-Gesetz]).

Occupational therapists are permitted to work in professional integration and occupational health, and independently provide clinical occupational therapy services in the following areas:

  • Internal medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Hand and accident surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Paediatrics and psychiatry
  • Traumatology

Since August 2012 the bachelor programme Occupational Therapy of the IMC Krems has been accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

More detailed information on the Bachelor programme Occupational Therapy is given in German

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