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OT MALAYSIA welcome you to this official website for Persatuan Terapi Carakerja Malaysia. Occupational Therapy (Pemulihan Carakerja) is a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation, hence this website aims to provide information, guidelines and network to our members to facilitate and enable them deliver high quality occupational therapy service.

Occupational Therapy concerns with Activities of Daily Living, Productivity and Leisure. Individual should have a balance among the three. ADL for instance, personal hygiene, eating, functional mobility, communication, walking, stair climbing, dressing, medication routine and sexual expression. Productivity activities, including work for pay, housework, and educational activities. Leisure activities, which can include socializing, exercising, relaxing, participating in a sport, working on a craft such as painting or needlework, or anything that provides the individual with opportunities for enjoyment, relaxation, recreation, personal growth, and goal achievement.


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The Perdana University, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy 4-year programme has been granted approval for the period of 5 years (2016-2021) by The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). This signifies that the educational programme meets the standard for the Education of Occupational Therapist set by WFOT.

Perdana University is the first private university in Malaysia has been granted approval by The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Congratulate Perdana University for this great achievement. This recognition is surely deserved and will give Perdana University an opportunity to spread her wings. So proud of the Perdana University and would like to wish Perdana University even more success in the future.

Thus, the total number of the Occupational Therapy Programme (in Malaysia) approved by WFOT is 4;

  • Diploma of Occupational Therapy – Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu KKM,
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) – Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy – Perdana University

This success came from the hard work and dedication of the Perdana University lectures, beside evaluation & recommendation by Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association, the WFOT”s Programme Area for Education and its reviewers

It is also hope this achievement acts as an encouragement and inspiration for other universities in Malaysia to apply for the same approval.

President’s message

Assalamualaikum wbt dan Selamat Sejahtera
First of all, on behalf of elected committee members for the term 2017/2019,
I would like to thanks for giving us the trust to lead MOTA. OT Profession in Malaysia is on the rise. Demand for OT graduates are high and the number of unemployed OT graduate is scarce. This indicate that the public is now understand what OT profession is and what we can contribute.

However, most demand is still limited to OT practice in Pediatrics. It is a good start but more needs to be done in order to ensure more people would benefit from our expertise.

There are challenges that we need to face in order to promote OT to a wider clients. I would classify those challenges in to three categories:
1. Challenges within and among ourselves.
2. Challenges because of the size of OT scope is big.
3. Professional challenges

The current committee will work hard to deal with those challenges and find a solutions.

Dr Zulkifli Abd Rahim PhD
Malaysian Occupational Therapy Association



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