Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Batterjee Medical College
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
5 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 12,845
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,845

About this course

Occupational Therapy Program offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Occupational Therapy. We envision that Occupational Therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based health profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society's occupational needs.

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health care profession that focuses on helping people of all ages regain, develop, or master everyday skills in order to live independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
We are proud to be the first World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved OT program in the Saudi private sector higher education. We prepare graduates who are creative, competent, compassionate and committed to their profession and their country.
Our values reflect an integration of the BMC values, the international values of the Occupational Therapy Practice, and the local Saudi cultural and religious core values. These core values are but not limited to: 
• Supportive and Facilitative Educational Environment.
• Hands-on Education: We believe the best preparation is a learning environment emphasizing application of theory to real world situations.
• Accountability and Sense of Responsibility: Our student’s development and potential for professional excellence is at the core of decision making.
• Life-Long Learning: We believe that at the core of a successful career as an Occupational Therapist, students need to develop and maintain a thirst for learning that is supported by competent information literacy.
• Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Teamwork.
• Distinguished Dynamic Community Partnerships.
• Advocacy, Public Awareness, and Ethical Practice

Entry Requirements

Requirements for Saudi High School Graduates (Saudi Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate in science.
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years. 
- Applicant must have Qudrat and Tahsili results.

Requirements for International High School Graduates (International Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate with science subjects attested by the concerned ministries.
- For British curriculum: “O level” transcript must include the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematic, Physics and English. ”AS/A level” transcript must include 2 subjects Biology & Chemistry/Physics 
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years.

- High school applicants will join Preparatory Year. After that they will be accepted in the program based on their choices, merit and availability of seats.
- There is no Preparatory Year for Health Administration program.

Requirements for Transfer Applicants from Other Colleges and Universities:
Transfer students from other colleges or universities can apply to any Bachelor’s degree program at BMC.

- High school certificate.
- Academic transcript.
- Course specification for completed subjects by applicant.

Requirements for bridging applicants:
BMC accepts applicants with diplomas in all programs except Medicine program.
Bridging applicants can only join the programs in which they have earned their previous diplomas. 
Applicants having diploma of 3 years or more may join from the 3rd year of program.
Applicants having diploma less than 3 years may join from the 2nd year of program.

Documents required:
- High school certificate.
- Certificate and transcripts of earned diploma.    
- Certificate of Professional Accreditation from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (with valid date).
- No objection letter from the applicant employer (if the applicant is working).

TOEFL, ILETS or STEP scores as indicated in the following table:
1. TOEFL Paper-based Test  --  113
2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT)  --  30
3. IELTS Exam  --  3.5
4. STEP  --  67


1. Preparatory Year

2. Second Year

  • Anatomy I
  • Anatomy II & Histology
  • Physiology I
  • Physiology II
  • Foundations of OT
  • Principles & Ethics in OT
  • Neuroscience
  • Functional Assessment in OT
  • OT Process
  • Neurological Physical Cases
  • OT Techniques
  • OT Theories/Approaches 
  • Pharmacology 

3. Third Year

  • Human Growth & Development 
  • Biomechanics
  • Applied OT for Neurological Physical Conditions
  • Strategies for Independent Living
  • Rehabilitation Psychology  
  • Assistive Technology
  • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Hand Splinting
  • Pediatric Cases
  • Psychiatric Cases 
  • Occupational Performance: Adaptation & Analysis 
  • Wheeled Mobility & Seating Interventions 
  • Environment & Disability 

4. Fourth Year

  • Introduction to Research Methodology 
  • International Trends in Disability & Rehabilitation
  • Applied OT for Pediatric Conditions
  • Applied OT for Psychiatric Conditions
  • OT & the Healthcare System
  • Therapeutic Media in OT
  • Fundamental Clinical Skills
  • Research Project in OT 
  • Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) 
  • Group Therapy 
  • Special Topics in OT
  • Management & Leadership 
  • OT for Geriatrics 
  • Professional Documentation for OT Practice Fieldwork 

5. Fifth Year

  •  Neurological Physical Conditions
  • Pediatric Conditions
  • Psychiatric Conditions
  • Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
  • Geriatrics 
  • Elective (Choice of One): 
  • Acute Care (ICU, CCU)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics
  • School Based Rehabilitation
  • Hospice Care
  • Home Health Care
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation (Addiction)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
  • Assistive Technology Rehabilitation

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