Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Make a difference in people's lives. Become an occupational therapist and help people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in their daily activities.

As an occupational therapist, your focus will be on ensuring individuals, groups and populations within the community can do the things that are important to them. You will work with people who have had illness, injury, or a disability, and with a range of ages from the newborn to older people.

Why study occupational therapy with us?

You'll gain high-quality skills through a blend of online learning, face-to-face teaching, real-life scenarios and interactive group/community experiences. Embrace the chance to undertake five occupational therapy fieldwork placements in a wide range of settings so you can develop your practice ability to a high standard by working with people.

Exactly the same programme is delivered from both Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin and the Wintec City campus in Hamilton so you can enrol in the campus of your choice. 

Our highly-regarded Bachelor of Occupational Therapy leads to professional registration in New Zealand and is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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NZ$25,970 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Feb 2025

Start Month

Jan 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • February 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time