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Course summary

Course summary

  • Become equipped with the knowledge and confidence to work as an advanced sensory integration practitioner
  • Consider how the learning from your study can contribute to the growing evidence base around sensory integration
  • Plan and implement a Sensory Integration focussed research study.
This course is available to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists. You’ll learn the knowledge and skills to develop first as a practitioner, and then an advanced practitioner in Sensory Integration. How you learn You will be part of an online community which is multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes peer and tutor support. You learn through
  • Online presentations and lectures
  • Webinars
  • Independent study tasks
  • Online discussion boards
  • Online activities
In the research methods module, you will have access to a multi-disciplinary teaching team and an e-tutor. You will have your own research supervisor who will support you through your research dissertation as well as access to a range of electronic resources to support you in your research. Applied learning The postgraduate certificate and diploma includes up to 90 clinical hours, which sit within the sensory integration modules. The clinical hours can be completed within your own workplace or you can arrange to complete them in a different suitable environment. You’ll also be supported in mentoring sessions that help you hone your clinical skills. Your mentor will be from the SIE-Register of Clinical Mentors and you will usually have around three hours of mentoring per module. In addition, when you start your Sensory Integration Masters learning you will become a member of Sensory Integration Education’s community of best practice, Association of Sensory Integration practitioners (ASIP).


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Year 1 Compulsory modules Sensory Integration 1: Foundations And Neuroscience 30 Sensory Integration 2: Clinical Reasoning In Sensory Integration: Assessment 20 Sensory Integration 3: Clinical Reasoning And Practice In Sensory Integration: Intervention 40 Sensory Integration 4: Advanced Practice 30 Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 45 Credits 45 Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy which is recognised in the UK. Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing your capability for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Advancing Practice Sensory Integration at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS