This course is administratively part of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College of Tumaini University and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare providing staff and student’s sponsorship. The school was set up under the auspices of the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO, Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF), DSE, APSO, Skillshare International and VSO in 1998.
Occupational Therapy helps people with disabilities to regain independence. Occupational therapists are health professionals who provide skills and practical solutions for people who have a physical or mental disability which is either short term or long term.
This is a three years diploma course which consists of theoretical and practical training. KCMU College provides academic supervision and awards while the Ministry provides staff support.