|University Location||Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Int'l Student Population||2,100|
|Program Campus||Gold Coast|
|Program Duration||2 years (6 semesters)|
|Estimated Annual Tuition||$65,091 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)|
|Semester Intake||May and September each year|
|Next Available Intake||May 2020|
|Application Deadline||No set deadline*|
|International Places||up to 35 (65 – 70 total)|
Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as possessing solid business acumen and research experience. It is the first occupational therapy master’s in Australia to offer you the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills related to the specialist practice of occupational therapy through extensive professional practice placements in a variety of settings such as private practice, community and mental health services, aged care and hospitals. The program places a strong emphasis on practical experience with 1,000 hours of practice education across various clinical contexts.
You will engage in research training before specializing in one of two elective pathways:
Clinically Focused Research Pathway
The clinically focused research pathway culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. This pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks.
Business-focused Research Pathway
This pathway enables you to undertake business electives that will enable you to assume management roles, and will better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills.
The Master of Occupational Therapy at Bond University combines lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, fieldwork and simulation to embed the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an occupational therapist. You will learn from highly qualified occupational therapy academics with clinical and research experience.
The Master of Occupational Therapy is delivered from the Bond Institute of Health and Sport, situated within the Robina Health Precinct and nearby Robina train station.
Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a an undergraduate degree in health sciences or other related degree with
- one semester of anatomy;
- one semester of physiology; and
- two semesters of psychology or sociology or behavioural science.
*While there is no set deadline, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.