Occupational science and therapy at AUT University: an overview

  • Also referred to as occupational therapy, occupational practice
Our objective is to increase health professionals’ understanding of humans as occupational beings and the complexities and meanings of occupations. Our teaching and research provides advanced occupational practice techniques and knowledge. We aim to further the skills of occupational therapists and play a critical role in inter-professional healthcare practice.

Key academic contact


Head of Department of Occupational Science and Therapy
Dr. Ellen Nicholson
+64 9 921 9999 ext7742
Email: enichols@aut.ac.nz

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Research interests and associations

Degrees and qualifications



Occupational practice
Mental health
Other postgraduate qualifications

News, events and conferences

Contact us

Annis Huang
+64 9 9219890

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Last updated: 25-Feb-2015 11.18am

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