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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Learn more about WesternU’s OTD Program. You may qualify for a guaranteed interview with admissions.

14 %

10-yr growth, much faster than average occupations*

10k +

Avg. OT openings projected each year, over the decade*

We’re here to help you find out if you’re ready to apply to our Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program and meet our application requirements!

Complete the short questionnaire below and we’ll send you an immediate assessment of your eligibility. If you meet our requirements, we’ll offer you a guaranteed interview with Western University of Health Sciences upon submission of your OTCAS application.

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Free & Immediate Admissions Assessment

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WesternU’s Unique OT Program

Graduates of the WesternU entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program will view health and wellness through the lens of lifestyle medicine, and they will hold a strong appreciation for clinical and professional reasoning, positioning them to become catalysts for positive change in the clinical space, their communities, and on the national stage. We offer…
  • Our exclusive innovative program emphasizes active, hands-on learning to prepare the next generation of occupational therapists and health care leaders.

  • Pipeline of trailblazing occupational therapists to rural and underserved communities.

  • On-site interprofessional clinic and full Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) house for state-of-the-art educational experiences.
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Why Become an Occupational Therapist?

Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 14% by 2031. There are approximately 10,000 occupational therapist job openings per year.*

Occupational Therapists help others live their best lives. This is a rewarding field with high salary and personal fulfillment.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022.

State-of-the-Art Campus in Lebanon, Oregon

At our state-of-the art campus located in Lebanon, Oregon, we use inter- and intra-professional collaboration and experiential learning to develop leaders among occupational therapists who engage in practice that is reflective, evidence-based, inclusive, collaborative, innovative, and holistic, with a keen focus on advocacy, diversity, and inclusion.

Our campus, on a historic Lebanon property, was reimagined with student learning and community partnership in mind. The spaces have been designed for warmth and comfort to nurture camaraderie and provide the best student and patient experience.

Choose CHS-Northwest

Get more information on WesternU’s College of Health Sciences-Northwest Doctor of Occupational Therapy program today.