Valmynd Leit

Distance Studies

Distance studies in Occupational Therapy are offered through the internet and consequently independent of the students’ domicile. A secondary school matriculation examination (stúdentspróf) is the general admission requirement and only those students who achieve a weighted average grade of at least 5,0 in the first semester courses will be allowed to proceed to the second semester. The programme is a four-year study aimed at preparing students for the diverse field of occupational therapy in health and social services, education and the private sector.

Study and teaching

The study takes place mainly through the internet where students can access learning materials and assignments, listen to lectures and participate in discussions. Distance students are required to attend study sessions on campus in Akureyri, one or two weeks every semester, where they receive tuition together with on-campus students with emphasis on practical projects and discussions.

Size of groups

There are no requirements for a certain number of students, neither on campus nor in distance studies, but it is advantageous for students if they can engage in learning together and enjoy the facilities that can be found in education and lifelong learning centres in collaboration with the University of Akureyri.

For further information contact:

 Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir

Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 8036


Schools & Faculties

School of Health Sciences

School of Business and Science

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School of Social Science and Humanities

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University of Akureyri

Sólborg v/norðurslóð         600 Akureyri, Iceland         S. 460 8000 / f: 460 8999

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