Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in the Philippines
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSOT) is a five-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with using different methods and strategies to help people with serious physical, mental, or emotional conditions that keep them from functioning the way they are supposed to.
It’s mostly similar to Physical Therapy in the sense that it aims to help a person recover from an injury or learn to live with it if it can no longer be remedied, but contrary to Physical Therapy that is more focused on the physical functioning of a person such as walking or moving his body, Occupational Therapy is more focused on restoring or uplifting the mental or emotional well-being of a patient.
Some of the subjects usually taught under this program are:
»Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation
»Evaluation for Physical Dysfunction
»Evaluation for Psychosocial Dysfunction
»Management of Physical Dysfunction
»Management of Psychosocial Dysfunction
»Human Behavior in Occupational Therapy
»Therapeutic Skills in Human Development
»Orthotics and Prosthetics
»Psychiatric Foundations in Occupational Therapy
Aside from those, you may also undergo a minimum of 1200 hours of On-the-Job Training at facilities that require the services of an Occupational Therapist under the supervision of a licensed OT.
Licensed Occupational Therapists can find employment in any of the following places:
Passing the Physical and Occupational Therapists Licensure Examination is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the field of Occupational Therapy. Please check the website of the Professional Regulatory Commission for more information.