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Occupational therapist - become an occupational therapist

Creative activity on people

Would you like to combine creative work with therapeutic measures? Then take up the profession of occupational therapist! Occupational therapists treat people of all ages who are limited in their ability to act. Artisanal, creative and artistic techniques are used to treat people with physical and psychological impairments. The aim is to improve or completely restore the independence of those affected in everyday life.

The WBS SCHOOLS are recognized for their training as occupational therapists by the World Association for Occupational Therapists (WFOT) .

Details on occupational therapy

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Students in the classroom

Tasks
Occupational therapists activate their patients’ physical, psychological and social skills in order to maintain and promote their independence. After accidents, injuries and physical and mental illnesses, they support the reintegration of patients into everyday life. The holistic view of people is in the foreground. Under these conditions, occupational therapists develop individual treatment plans and implement the appropriate therapies and preventive measures. For example, motor-functional, neurophysiological, psychosocial and occupational therapy treatment methods are used. Creative craft and design techniques are often used in therapy.

Requirements
Anyone who is interested in the profession of occupational therapist should be interested in working with people and in medical expertise. The desire for creative work and psychological empathy are also important prerequisites.

Locations
Your knowledge can be used by trained occupational therapists in occupational therapy practices, in preventive, rehabilitation and specialist clinics or in health centers. You will also find suitable jobs in nursing homes, health facilities for children and adults, in outpatient social services or in dormitories for people with disabilities, as well as in special schools and early intervention centers.

Internship abroad during training

Finland, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Great Britain, Denmark or something else?

We support everyone who wants to gain experience abroad during their training.

Here is all the information.