WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$625 /year
Applications Begin:June 2021
Final Award:Diploma of Occupational Therapy
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Rehabilitation
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

This course is administratively part of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College of Tumaini University and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare providing staff and student’s sponsorship.

The school was set up under the auspices of the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO, Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF), DSE, APSO, Skillshare International and VSO in 1998.

Occupational Therapy helps people with disabilities to regain independence. Occupational therapists are health professionals who provide skills and practical solutions for people who have a physical or mental disability which is either short term or long term.

It aims at qualifying Occupational Therapists who will appreciate the social, psychological and physiological effects of disability by providing the intervention based on sound theoretical principles and models of the profession. Graduates will be competent communicators and motivators for continual professional development.

Programme learning outcomes
By the end of the programme the students will be able to:
1. Identify and assess different disabilities and their functional needs
2. Plan and carry out treatment interventions for different disabilities
3. Carry out basic research on related to rehabilitation
4. Apply occupational therapy professional standards and ethics
5. To conduct health education activities at the community level


Course Duration
This is a three years diploma course which consists of theoretical and practical training. KCMU College provides academic supervision and awards while the Ministry provides staff support.

Course content
Subjects covered during the 3 years include: anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, sociology, psychology, primary health care, clinical sciences, occupational therapy process and foundation, adaptive technology, occupational therapy applied to psychiatry, physical disabilities, pediatrics community care., practical media skills, computer skills, research, administration, management and field work.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entrants
Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) Passes in non-religious Subjects including two (2) credit “C” Passes in Chemistry and Biology and “D” in Physics, a Pass in English Language and Basic Mathematics is an added advantage.

Equivalent Entry
Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least two (2) passes minimum grade of “D” in either Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Basic Mathematics, Geography, Nutrition, and Economics.

A certificate of Allied Health Science professions such as in Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Technologist, Wheelchair Technologist, Special needs teachers, Speech Therapist or Nutritionist, Community Health.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $50

How to Apply:
Every Applicant should prepare documents which include:
– Relevant certificates
– Birth Certificate, among others (Contact School =

All of the documents should be attached to an application form which can be gotten with a fee of:
** 50,000 TZS for local students
** 115485 TZS for International students

Career Opportunities

Some Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Clinical psychologist
– Mental health nurse
– Social worker
– Adult nurse
– Learning disability nurse
– Orthoptist

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $625
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,194

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 1,450,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 5,088,600 TZS

– Fees paid will not be refunded if the student leaves or withdraws or leaves the college without permission
– Actual costs will vary depending upon the specific year and needs of the student.
– Foreign students shall be required to pay for resident permit, and must check the prevailing amount as may be determined by the Government from time to time.
– The University College reserves the right to change any fees, deposits, and other charges or any other provisions of this section at any time and without prior notification to the student or their sponsor and any such changes shall have immediate effect.

Relevant Contact

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Admissions Office
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