Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Whitworth plans to use the Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy Programs (OTCAS). Please check back after Aug. 2, 2021, for more detailed information on how 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; and
- a state-of-the-art health science building that houses a motion analysis research lab, exercise physiology labs, simulation labs and more.
|Degree||Doctor of Occupational Therapy|
|Program Format||Face-to-face courses and clinical rotations|
Jan. 1, 2022; classes begin August 2022.
Please check back after Aug. 2, 2021 for details on how to apply.
|Completion Time||Nine consecutive semesters; complete the program in just three years|
State-of-the-Art Building Development
The Whitworth Board of Trustees approved and accepted funding for a new, 38,000 square-foot health science 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.