Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy course
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy course

ABOUT THE COURSE

Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment by means of activity. It is grounded in the philosophy and belief that occupation, in its widest sense, i.e. human activity, is an important factor in everyone’s health and well-being, and can be used therapeutically.   The role of an occupational therapist is to work with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of “purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury.

COURSE DURATION

The Course takes the below specified time frames, depending on the type of student’s entry:

  • Four (4) years direct entry.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hospitals (Sub County, County and National Referral Hospitals) Special Education institutions of learning; Association of Physically Disabled of Kenya; UN (WHO); NGOs, Research, Teaching; rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals. Other major employers include offices and clinics, school systems, home health agencies, nursing homes, community mental health centers, adult daycare programs, job training service programs and residential care facilities. Other occupational therapists work in the community in more non-traditional settings such as business ergonomics, life planning and accessible home design.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LATEST COURSE REQUIREMENTS AS SET BY KUCCPS

On the KUCCPS site, this course is placed under cluster 15.
CLUSTER SUBJECT 1 BIO
CLUSTER SUBJECT 2 CHE
CLUSTER SUBJECT 3 MAT A / PHY
CLUSTER SUBJECT 4 ENG / KIS / PHY / HAG / GEO / CRE / IRE / HRE / HSC / ARD / AGR / WW / MW / BC / PM / ECT / DRD / AVT / CMP / FRE / GER / ARB / KSL / MUC / BST
NOTE: A subject may only be considered ONCE in this section

MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT 1 BIO C+
SUBJECT 2 CHE C+
SUBJECT 3 MAT A / PHY C+
SUBJECT 4 ENG / KIS C+

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INSTITUTIONS WHERE THE PROGRAMME IS OFFERED

Some of the institutions offering this programme are:

KU KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
MMUST MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
PUEA PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA

JKUAT also offers the course.

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