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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists help give people their independence back as they assist and encourage them to overcome physical difficulties. They plan and direct therapy treatment, help with daily tasks, adapt equipment and housing for easier use, educate family, help set realistic goals and provide the support needed to reach them. For a patient with physical difficulties, even one small step inspires a sense of achievement.

Study will combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. Students will have the chance to care for their own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice.

Applicants who don't meet the entry requirements to the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy may choose to study Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Health Pathway) to help prepare them for enrolment in the degree programme.

Our programmes


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To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

Read more about the Centre.

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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