Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to get a job when I graduate?
Once you complete your NBCOT exam and any state licensure requirements, you will be a candidate for employment as an occupational therapist, an occupation expected to grow 18 percent (much faster than the average) from 2018-28 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Do I need a doctorate to become an occupational therapist?
While the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) continues to believe that the doctoral level is the appropriate entry point for the profession, in order to protect the interests of the occupational therapy profession, ACOTE has temporarily accepted both masters and doctorate degrees as entry into the profession.
Why occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a high-demand health and rehabilitation profession that helps people of all ages and abilities to participate more fully in their day-to-day lives. By providing skilled evaluation, implementing intervention, and promoting health strategies, you'll be able to help people take care of themselves and their families, and participate in the social and economic fabric of the community.
How does this program fit within Whitworth's mission?
Embracing Whitworth's mission to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity, this program utilizes a holistic, interprofessional approach in educating multi-dimensional healthcare professionals and servant-leaders within the context of a Christian higher education.