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Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment by means of activity. It is grounded in the philosophy and belief that occupation, in its widest sense, i.e. human activity, is an important factor in everyone’s health and well-being, and can be used therapeutically.
The role of an occupational therapist is to work with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of “purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury. In JKUAT, Occupational Therapy is offered at Bachelors (BSc): fresh students from University through Government programs.
a) Meet the minimum University entry requirements and shall have obtained a mean grade of at least C+ at K.S.C.E. or its equivalent and passed with at least a “C+ “in the subject clusters indicated.
(i) Alternative A: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, English or Kiswahili
(iii) Alternative B: Biology Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, English or Kiswahili
In addition the applicant must meet specific college and university requirements
b) Candidates who hold prior learning in Occupational Therapy from a recognized Medical Training Institution from a recognized Institution or its equivalent as recognized by JKUAT will upon admission and request in writing for evaluation of accumulated credit for transfer upon submission of official relevant documents as per the JKUAT University CATS Policy.
In addition, the candidates MUST be registered with the Kenya Occupational Therapists Association (KOTA). Foreign trained Occupational Therapists must be registered with their respective Occupational Therapists bodies in their respective country of training. They must also be compliant with all the KOTA requirements in Kenya before registration.
How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500
Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426
Employers for Graduates of this course include;
– Hospitals (Sub County, County and National Referral Hospitals)
– Special Education institutions of learning;
– Association of Physically Disabled of Kenya;
– UN (WHO);
– rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals.
Other major employers include offices and clinics, school systems, home health agencies, nursing homes, community mental health centers, adult daycare programs, job training service programs and residential care facilities.
Other occupational therapists work in the community in more non-traditional settings such as business ergonomics, life planning and accessible home design.
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs168,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs201,600
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.