Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Occupational Therapy

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Entry requirements

Students must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or less across all courses in the 3 years of the Occupational Therapy Bachelors programme. For courses that do not award grades, students must pass each course on first attempt.
This programme is not open for international students.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The additional year of the honours degree prepares graduates for jobs in research orientated positions, or enables them to move more rapidly into a position of responsibility in occupational therapy practice. Graduates of the honours programme will have enhanced confidence in their understanding of the body of knowledge that informs day-to-day occupational therapy practice. They will also be in a position to engage more confidently in evidence-based practice. For those who are very successful in their honours degree, opportunities exist to fast-track an academic career with eligibility to proceed directly to a PhD degree.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Rehabilitation Therapies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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AUT Accommodation Scholarship - Disability, Deaf or Rainbow

Provided by:

Auckland University of Technology



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Contact details

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Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
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