The entry-level doctorate in occupational therapy at Western University of Health Sciences is a dynamic, transformational program designed to prepare students to be not only exceptional occupational therapists but humanistic leaders in health care.
Located in beautiful Lebanon, Oregon, the campus was recently designed to house the Occupational and Physical Therapy programs. As part of this beautiful new setting, students are introduced to cutting edge, contemporary and emerging practice techniques and equipment. In addition, an on-campus clinic is provided to give students the opportunity for hands-on learning.
Following the mission and vision of Western University, graduates will be prepared to be humanistic in their care and improve the health and wellbeing of all populations, locally and globally. Using an active-learning approach in all coursework, the occupational therapy program incorporates Lifestyle Medicine, wellness and holistic care throughout the program.
This is an exciting time for the profession of occupational therapy, with the demand for occupational therapists rising in settings such as hospitals, schools, skilled nursing facilities, pediatrics, and community-based settings such as mental health clinics and driving rehabilitation. There has never been a better time to join the new Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program at Western University of Health Sciences in Oregon.
As an entry-level doctorate program, applicants accepted into the program will be required to have previously obtained a bachelor’s degree. As a full time, accelerated program, students will graduate with a doctorate degree after three years. Pending ACOTE accreditation graduates will be eligible to take the NBCOT exam which is required to become licensed as an occupational therapist.