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Looking at the roots of the words “Ergotherapy” we see that “Ergo” in Greek means “occupation” or “profession”. As for Ergotherapy, we describe is as a therapy and rehabilitation program done by letting individuals attain their independence and roles in daily life via acquiring a profession / occupation and adopting activities.

It works in a multidisciplinary manner in conjunction with Physiotherapy, Psychology, communication, sociology and arts. By use of these fields, it aims to draw embittered people who have lost their joy of living into the center of life by encouraging them to have a profession/occupation and activity.

Although the ergotherapy education has just recently started in our country, the job description has been done even before the first class has graduated. According to this description, ergotherapists have also obtained the proper legal environment in our country to be able to use their universal knowledge and skills they have earned during their education.

Programme structure

- Ensure disabled people to earn their independence and perform their daily roles self-sufficiently at home and in their social and professional lives

- Enhance the occupational potentials of disabled people by resolving their technical, legal and behavioral barriers

- Helping the disabled people find jobs and to be able to apply European employment strategies in our country

- Provide the competency and community involvement of the disabled people, street kids, alcohol and drug addicts, women exposed to violence, people with AIDS and elders by enhancing their activities and role performances

- Develop protective strategies involving changing people’s life styles by meaningful and purposeful physical and mental ergotherapy activities.

Career opportunities

The job description of an Ergotherapist according to the Regulation on Job Descriptions of Health Care Professionals and Other Personnel in Health Care Services published in the Official Gazette no. 29007 dated 22 May 2014 is below:

Occupational Therapist (Ergotherapist)

a) Providing recommendations to maximize the performance of the individual and his / her adaptability to the environment by evaluating the individual’s functional potential at home, work and school. b) Evaluating the individual’s functional limitations emerged by illness or disabilities, performs the applications to enable them to continue their daily activities and occupations.

c) Evaluating the emotional, psychosocial, developmental and physical competencies of the patients using the measurements and tests related to the profession.

ç) Determining the tools and teaches their use by methods for ensuring independence in daily life activities.

d) Preparing and implementing rehabilitation programs on the use of professional, social, artistic and educational activities individually or as a group.

e) Implementing sensory perception motor integration training and occupational therapy in these fields.

f) Assessing the barriers of individual, environmental and activity performance affecting the people’s involvement in the community.

g) Carrying out the necessary assessment and rehabilitation procedures to reintegrate marginalized individuals into the society.

The task of the ergotherapy graduates is to provide all kinds of physical and psychological support to the patients admitted due to any illness in state hospitals, university research hospitals or private hospitals they are working. The best examples to the work area of this profession are patients who have had an accident and drug addicts. A person who has had an accident, as is known, most of the time also needs psychological support. The physical damages also affect his / her psychology.

The task of the ergotherapist is to resolve both the physical injury and the psychological disorders and to support the patient. Likewise, they take an active role for post-disaster psychological support for addicts. Ergotherapists can work in many different environments. Consequently they can specialize in different areas.They work in three main application areas: physical, mental and social.However, there are also many ergotherapists working in basic medical fields such as orthopedics, neurology or rheumatology.

Ergotherapy jobs opportunities are usually at hospitals. The graduates can work in all public hospitals, private hospitals, medical centers, private health organizations and rehabilitation centers as required.

Apply now! Commence year 2019
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Application deadline
Sep 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Oct 15, 2019
Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Nov 4, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States