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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is the use of therapeutic treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with physical, mental or developmental conditions.

Occupational Therapists are trained and licensed in the country of registration to examine, evaluate, diagnose and treat impairments, functional limitations and disabilities in patients or clients.

Occupational Therapists can work in the following healthcare institutions

  • Hospitals
  • Day rehabilitation centres
  • Hospices
  • Private clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Special schools
  • Sports Associations, Council and school
  • Sports clubs

In Singapore, in order to be practise as a Occupational Therapist, the candidate must apply Practising Certificate from the AHPC with the relevant qualifications i.e a degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognised University overseas or a Diploma in Occupational Therapy in Nanyang Polytechnic. Graduates from Nanyang Polytechnic can continue to upgrade to a Bachelor degree by undertaking the Diploma to Degree Top up course. Since 2002, we have helped many Occupational Therapists to further their education overseas.      

The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) is a professional board under the Ministry of Health which governs and regulates the professional conduct and ethics of registered allied health professionals, in accordance to the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.

For a list of recognised qualifications, please refer to this website

We can assist you for these Universities whose qualifications can qualify you to be apply for a Practising Certificate as an Occupational Therpist:-

  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Southampton
  • University of South Australia
  • La Trobe University

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