Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapy

Trains students to design everyday life

Modules in English for exchange students

Quick facts

  • Level: Bachelor's Degree Programme
  • Duration: 3½ years
  • ECTS: 210 in total. 168 ECTS of theoretical education; 42 ECTS of clinical training
  • Number of students: 350
  • Annual intake: 155
  • Number of employees: 25 lecturers and associate lecturers
  • Primary language: Danish

Occupational therapists impact the daily life and future of their clients. They work with body and psyche, with ill and healthy people, with the young as well as the old. The occupational therapist uses creativity and personal insight to tailor solutions that suit the needs of the individual.

Some occupational therapists work as working environment consultants, or as designers of aids in the private business sphere; sometimes even in their own companies. Others work as counsellors or caseworkers in municipalities, at hospitals or in the social psychiatry. It is also possible to aid the development and retraining of children at child care centres and special schools, just like it is an option to conduct research or work as a manager.

During the programme, students develop professional and personal competencies, learning about health and illness and exercising skills that enable one to support the citizen to choose, organise, and carry out the activities that concern them in their daily lives. Internships are an integral part of the programme, enabling students to test and develop their therapeutic skills and theoretical knowledge.

Students have a say when it comes to deciding where they will be interning, and can choose from many different lines of work, such as rehabilitation, development of aids, occupational health and ergonomics, as well as rehabilitation and treatment of children.


  • Download the curriculum for the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Occupational Therapy (pdf).