About us

We have been successfully educating Occupational Therapists since the late 1980’s and was the first undergraduate occupational therapy degree programme in England and Wales. Since then our innovative programme, which prides itself on teaching an occupationally-focussed approach to theory and practice and in developing and applying new modes of teaching, learning and assessment, continues to enable students to develop critically enquiring minds and professional practice.

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We are a discipline within the School of Allied Health Professions, in the Faculty of Health and Well Being. The School of Allied Health Professions comprises six professional disciplines – Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice and Dispensing Opticians.

From September 2017, new intakes of students will be at the Canterbury campus only. The Medway based programme closed to new intakes in April 2017.

We offer a three year, full-time BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme in which you will have the opportunity to also learn with students on other health and social care programmes, such as nurses and social workers. Service users such as ex-clients of occupational therapy services, their carers and their families play an integral role in the delivery of many of our modules, thus providing further insight into meeting the diverse needs of our clients across the lifespan.

Updated 26/05/2017