Faculty of Health Sciences/Graduate School of Health Sciences/Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Division of Occupational Therapy

About Occupational therapy

Occupational therapyOccupational therapy is a discipline devoted to the care of the mind and body for people with disabilities, to work with the individual’s life-style, and to strive for scientific learning.

“Occupational Therapy” deals with work and daily life-related activities. Therefore, all human life is the subject of “Occupational Therapy”. Everyone is enjoying their individual life style.In order to regain a healthy life, the study of “Occupational Therapy” helps us to maximize our abilities. Moreover, in occupational therapy, a wide range of learning is required because children, elderly and people with disabilities are studied. Students can study a wide range of culture and deep human understanding to gain a high level of knowledge and technology in this division. In order to become an occupational therapist (state qualification) with an international viewpoint, students are taught advanced occupational therapy theory.


  • Eligibility for the national exam for Occupational Therapist can be obtained.
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