As a registered Occupational Therapist, you will have the privilege to work with people of all ages to help them participate in occupations that hold personal meaning and value to them.
We are the only profession that uses occupation (the things people do every day which can affect their health and wellbeing) as a therapeutic tool to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life, enabling them to live the life they want.
You will have the opportunity to enhance your attributes as a compassionate and caring critical thinker with an inquisitive and problem-solving mind, as well as developing your communication skills with people of all ages and abilities.
A degree in occupational therapy (and subsequent eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)) allows you to work in a limitless variety of fields within health and social care, in the private and public sectors. The unique skill set can allow you to work in specialities such as paediatrics, elderly care, mental health, learning disabilities, end of life care, forensics, schools and emergency services, to name just a few.
While studying with us, the largest provider of occupational therapy education in the UK, you will have a wide range of opportunities to work with students studying for other healthcare professions within an inter-professional collaborative learning framework, as well as professional practice placements.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
A focus on empowerment, self-awareness and individual responsibility will be ever-present in this course, so that you’re prepared to deal with people in real-world situations upon graduating.
The course is made up of practical placements, where you can start to understand how you will perform in a professional setting, as well as workshops, seminars and lectures. Practical placements should also stand you in good stead to secure a professional position upon completion of your course.
We are proud of our students who seek to become high quality Occupational Therapists with an understanding and experience of the variety of contexts in which they will work. Staff are proud that the course, as the biggest provider of occupational therapy education in the UK, is ranked 8th (Complete University Guide 2019), and has a student satisfaction score of 96% (NSS, 2017).
In offering three assessed practice placements, students have over 29 weeks of practice experience, and placements occur in a variety of settings (NHS, social care, charitable organisations and private practice). You will be supported by practice educators whose supervision facilitates and enables your development as a rounded professional.
On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register with the HCPC as a registered Occupational Therapist.
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