Occupational therapists work closely with people who have an illness, injury or disability to enable them to reach their maximum potential in all aspects of their lives. You will need to consider the physical, psychological, social and environmental needs of the individuals with whom you are working in order to help them develop the skills and confidence to carry out practical and purposeful activities. As an occupational therapist you could be helping a young person with anorexia, or an elderly person with mobility issues. Our course prepares you with the wide range of skills, knowledge and experience you need to have an exciting and rewarding career. Over the duration of your studies you will learn a wide range of human sciences that contribute to a person’s well-being, covering the physical, social, psychological, spiritual and environmental needs of your patients. In addition, you will learn the theory behind how occupations make us who we are, assessment techniques and the ways that occupational therapists use activity to allow people to develop their identity. The profession is extremely varied and requires a great deal of creative thinking alongside clinical reasoning.