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Ergotherapeut(in) (früher: Beschäftigungs- und Arbeitstherapeut(in) (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    Occupational therapist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Ergotherapeut(in) (früher: Beschäftigungs- und Arbeitstherapeut(in)
    Occupational Therapist (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Ergotherapeutengesetz; Ergotherapeuten-Ausbildungs- und Prüfungsverordnung
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Durchführung von ergotherapeutischen Behandlungen im präventiven, kurativen oder rehabilitativen Bereich unter Anwendung motorisch-funktioneller, neurophysiologischer, neuropsychologischer, psychosozialer Behandlungsverfahren, arbeitstherapeutischer Verfahren oder adaptierter Verfahren in der Ergotherapie.
    Administers occupational therapies to prevent and/or cure certain conditions and/or for the purpose of rehabilitation; uses treatments based on methods of functional, neurophysiological, neuropsychological, psychosocial, and work-oriented therapy or other methods adapted for use in occupational therapy. (EN)
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