Occupational Therapy

4 years
Minimum requirements
Math, English, Life Science or Physical Science and LO

Assists the physically disabled, mentally disturbed, and children with developmental or learning disabilities to function independently in everyday life. They include programmes for the improvement of physical function (power and dexterity of hands), the improvement of mental health (social adaptability), and improvement of self-care, self-management and personal independence skills, and the promotion of the normal development of sick or disabled children. 

Where you can study
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Western Cape
Job opportunities
  • Hospitals (public & private)
  • Special Schools
  • Industries
  • Universities (lecturing)
  • Private (own practice)