Competitive Candidate Profile
  • Has a solid understanding and passion for the profession of occupational therapy
  • Is prepared to succeed in an accelerated doctoral program
  • Is well rounded with diverse educational and life experiences
  • Has shown interest and involvement in service to others
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment to compassionate and holistic health care
  • Has a desire to practice or serve in rural and underserved communities

We desire that each OTD student:

  • Be self-reflective
  • Focused on service to others in rural or underserved areas
  • Are critical thinkers, allowing for adaptive and creative approaches
  • Understand the impact of engagement in meaningful occupations on health and wellness
  • Be life-long learners

As the class entering in 2022 is our inaugural class, we do not have class statistics for our WesternU Oregon’s OTD program at this time. Consistent with the statistics of other occupational therapy programs in the Pacific Northwest, we expect the admission process to be competitive.  For statistics from WesternU’s College of Health Sciences please visit the Office of Institutional Research Academic Outcomes webpage.