Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Now Accepting Applications
Visit the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) to apply.
About the Program
The entry-level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Whitworth University will prepare compassionate health science professionals in a brand-new state-of-the-art building that has simulation classes and labs that resemble an actual clinical environment. The hands-on clinical classes will be integrated with other health and human service graduate classes to facilitate development and enculturation among professional behaviors. Whitworth's OT graduates will be prepared to engage in interprofessional cooperation in health science education, research and service, particularly to the underserved populations of our region.
- Hands-on clinical experience
- Exceptional clinical site placement partnerships
- Collaboration with multiple disciplines
- A state-of-the-art health science building that houses a motion analysis research lab, exercise physiology labs, simulation labs and more
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Face-to-face courses and clinical rotations
Priority applications are due Jan. 1, 2022; all other application must be received by April 1, 2022; available through OTCAS.
Nine consecutive semesters; complete the program in just three years.
Total anticipated cost for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy is $118,140*. Tuition and fees are included. Scholarships and financial aid are available!
*For students beginning in the 2022-23 academic year
State-of-the-Art Building Development
The Whitworth Board of Trustees approved and accepted funding for a new, 38,000-square-foot health sciences building. When it opens in 2022, the building will house the doctoral programs in physical and occupational therapy as well as the master's in athletic training program, to allow interprofessional collaboration. This building is planned to include a motion analysis research lab, exercise physiology labs, anatomy labs, simulation labs, dedicated classroom and functional lab spaces, and a practice clinic.