WesternU’s progressive Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program offers a flexible, hybrid, multimodal learning model. Students complete at least 51% of the program on-site at our state of the art facility in Oregon, and with the hybrid model, you have the opportunity to make your own decisions on how you want to be taught and the choice of delivery versus hybrid where the instructor determines the format. Lectures and learning materials are always available to you, so students can access them anytime and any way—online, in-person, at-home, synchronously and asynchronously. Our in-person hands-on labs on select weekends at our state-of-the-art campus along with our established community health partnerships will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to take your career as far as you want to go.
Our entry-level OTD program trains students to become generalist Occupational Therapists (OTs) to help anyone for any functional need. OTs use occupation-based interventions to improve the function of people of all ages and conditions in the actual things they do to live life to the fullest.