For occupational therapists, the moment when your patient manages to function again and begins to believe in himself – is priceless. At Ono Academic College you can study, this unique therapeutic profession and prepare yourself for many such moments. If you have always wanted to be in a profession that restores functionality to people, and to design an accessible human and physical environment for him or her, our unique program will give you the best possible. Occupational therapy includes working with diverse populations from infancy to old age, and integration into a variety of frameworks such as hospitals, health funds, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Welfare and the possibility of working in a private clinic.
If the therapeutic mission is burning in you, or if you want to make the transition to a profession with real added value, this is your place.
Among the topics of study:
- The first year mainly includes basic studies such as anatomy, physiology, English, statistics, computers, research methods and an introduction to psychology. Students are integrated into the Merhav project – social involvement in the community – as a necessary basis for clinical experience in the continuation of the track.
- Years 2-4 include more advanced studies and various courses: occupational therapy in the field of children and mental health, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, gerontology, upper limb rehabilitation, kinesiology, ergonomics and accessibility, activity analysis, group therapy, diagnosis and treatment of children, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairments , Technology and computers, director of occupational therapy services, as well as recovery, rehabilitation and integration in the community. During these years, academic studies take place alongside intensive clinical training periods, and this combination is the key to acquiring practical tools and developing as a therapist and professional.
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- The Ono Academic College is proud to be the first private academic institution to receive certification from Israel’s Council of Higher Education to award a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (.B.O.T).
- Occupational therapy studies last about three and a half years (including practical training). Upon completion, graduates must pass certification exams from the Ministry of Health to obtain a professional certificate in occupational therapy.