Faculty of Occupational Therapy

The studies

The University of Akureyri is the only institution in Iceland offering a study programme in occupational therapy.

It is a 3-year programme leading to a BS degree and a matriculation examination (stúdentspróf), or a comparable education from a foreign school, is the general admission requirement. The programme satisfies the requirements of international standards and completion of the programme provides access to graduate studies.

In order to obtain authorisation to work as an occupational therapist, students must in addition complete a one-year Diploma in Occupational Therapy Studies at the Master’s level.

In Iceland and in various parts of the world there is a shortage of occupational therapists. People in the field have diverse employment opportunities. Occupational therapists are in great demand within the health sector and increasingly in the private sector as well.