Do you get a buzz out of helping others? Interested in making someone’s life more manageable? If you answered yes to these questions, a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Edith Cowen University, may be the best next move for you.
Edith Cowan University’s Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) will help you understand how self-care, education, work, social participation and leisure can be affected by physical and mental limitations. You’ll encounter people who have an illness, injury or disability, and learn how to enhance their wellbeing by assessing their environment and devising strategies to make their lives more manageable. This may be through rehabilitation, therapy and community support.
This course covers subjects such as neuroscience, human anatomy, gerontology, disability, and neurological rehabilitation. As an Occupational Therapist, you will be able to work with a variety of people in many different contexts. You’ll be highly employable, as Occupational Therapy is becoming a sought-after role in the health sector.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 80 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
English Competency: International and internationally schooled applicants will require an Academic IELTS with an overall band minimum score of 7.5 (no individual band less than 7.0).
What You’ll Learn
In this science course, the subjects you may study include:
- Theory of Occupation
- Occupation and Equity
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Clinical Science
- Occupational Analysis
- Anatomy and Physiology 2
- Clinical Science 2
- Paediatrics and Youth
- Applied Kinesiology
- Clinical Science 3
- Health Conditions
- Communication Technology
- Clinical Science 4
- Physical Rehabilitation
- Mental Health Rehabilitation
- Assistive Technology
- Occupational Rehabilitation
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Health Management
- Clinical Science 5
- Aboriginal Communities
- Creativity and Health
- Occupational Therapy Administration
- Clinical Science 6
- Clinical Science 7
Why study with Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
- Western Australia: Joondalup