Yes, if you have a first degree from a university.  However, only qualified occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists can take SI Module 2 and onward.

Entry conditions


1. Applicants will have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University. 

2. In order to take SI Module 2 onward, all applicants must be a qualified Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist or Physiotherapist. Applicants from other backgrounds are eligible to take SI Module 1 only. Our accredited SI MSc Pathway courses are designed for qualified occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists to develop the skills required to practice Sensory Integration Therapy in the context of their particular professional background. This is advanced training which builds upon their existing knowledge, so it is not a beginner's course.

3. If applicants have already started on the SI MSc Pathway, they must have successfully passed the previous module within 6 years in order to start the next module. In addition, each stage of the programme – Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma – must also be completed within 6 years if returning after exiting at each stage and the Masters must be completed within one year. If an applicant wishes to progress through the whole programme without exiting at any stage to return to complete later, they must complete the whole programme in 6 years.

4. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill area.  Please see here for the minimum score in alternative tests.

Teaching and learning assessment

  • Students are expected to undertake self-study.
  • Students are expected to use online communication tools such as the discussion forum to generate a sense of community, provide mutual support and to seek advice on specific issues from e-mentors.

Technology requirements


  • Stable WiFi/Broadband - This is an online course. You cannot download this course. You cannot access it without being connected to WiFi Broadband.
  • Google Chrome browser (latest version) - You will not be able to view the learning content and assessments properly whilst using other browsers. 
  • Microsoft Word (If you do not have Microsoft Word, you will be able to download it free of charge through Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Laptop or PC - Although the course learning material can be viewed on an iPad or tablet, you will need access to a laptop or PC to complete the assessments.

In the meantime, we do offer other courses for non-therapists.