Otago Polytechnic

 Occupational Therapy

Embark on a career as an Occupational Therapist with our Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or advance your professional practice with our postgraduate occupational therapy study options. 


Occupational therapists help people to live and work independently. They are health professionals with widespread career options:

  • in schools with children who have disabilities 
  • with people who have had a head injury
  • in rehabilitation settings
  • with people who have mental health issues
  • teaching falls prevention 
  • in the workplace
  • in the community, helping people to develop life skills
  • with older people preparing to return home from hospital