Occupational Therapy – Applied Therapy Science

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What is the content of the course of studies?

Students will be given lectures on the introduction to scientific work, introduction to statistics, introduction to test statistics and test theory as well as to evidence-based practice and quality management. In addition, students gain knowledge about applied psychology and ethics, professional policymaking, and in scientific theories. The course also includes lectures on theory-based therapeutic action. These lectures deal with the topics of prevention, therapy theories and models of the interdisciplinary field of action, clinical reasoning, the inclusion in the therapeutic field of action, professional skill in occupational therapy, occupational therapy models, the synthesis of education and health literacy and of self-management. Furthermore students gain knowledge about scientific-therapy aspects throughout the lifespan (child and adolescence, adulthood, old age).
Further scientific-therapy aspects of occupational therapy are dealt with in the course. These include lectures on occupational science, patient and family education, and empowerment. Furthermore, students gain health-educational skills, which are divided into teaching and learning theories in education and training, planning and implementation of educational and information sessions and training courses as well as the design of teaching and learning situations.

Where can I find employment later on?
Hospitals, specialist hospitals, general hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation clinics and facilities, retirement homes, nursing homes, occupational therapy clinics, group practices, clinics and day care centres, special schools and kindergartens, workshops and residential homes for disabled people, facilities for research, development and quality assurance in occupational therapy, businesses (e.g. health promotion in the workplace, prevention), autonomy (counselling, job coaching, patient education).
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

As an academic occupational therapist with an internationally recognised bachelor’s degree, the fields of work open to occupational therapists expand to, for example, entry into management or teaching activities, tasks in public relations or in quality management, working as a researcher or lecturer at a university. In addition, occupational therapists can assume leadership positions and also have good career opportunities on the international market.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulreife), advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife) and a state exam in a therapy profession.
  • Interview at Fresenius University

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
Tuition fees of € 318 per month, one-off registration fee/equivalence test of € 285 and a one-off examination fee of € 390.


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Who offers this course?

Hochschule Fresenius

Type of study

Extra-occupational university studies


Four semesters plus one semester

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Science

Special features

The course of studies will be extra-occupational.

State recognition