Taught course

Sensory Integration

Institution
Ulster University · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised awarding body or from an institution of another country which is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, the World Confederation of Physical Therapists, or other international organisations as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and normally, currently in relevant employment or have access to the appropriate patient/client group, as approved by the course committee. They must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes) and is registered with the requisite Education, Social Work or Psychology regulator may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. Studies pursued and examinations passed in respect of other qualifications awarded by the University or by another university or other educational institution, or evidence from the accreditation of prior experiential learning, may be accepted as exempting candidates from part of the programme provided that they shall register as students of the University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course aims to provide occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists with a career pathway to certification as an Advanced Practitioner of Sensory Integration, equivalent to or greater than the criteria adopted by the University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services in the delivery of their Sensory Integration training pathway, at a postgraduate, post-registration academic level. This is awarded by our partners, Sensory Integration Network.

It aims to provide practitioners with the opportunity to gain further enhanced knowledge and expertise required to apply current theories of sensory integration (SI) to everyday practice.

It aims to provide practitioners with an advanced theoretical basis for the management of people with SI dysfunction and will enable them to further enhance their skills in reviewing evidence to inform practice.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5. Ulster University recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
20-40 months

PGDip

part time
24-36 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Greg Kelly
Email
gp.kelly@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9036 6365