The Department of Occupational Therapy was the first non-teacher education program at Western Michigan University and is consistently ranked among the top 50 such programs in the nation by US News and World Reports.
Occupational therapy offers a professional entry undergraduate program for students/transfer students, offered at WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo and a professional entry graduate program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree, offered at WMU's Kalamazoo campus and the WMU Graduate Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As part of the College of Health and Human Services, the Department of Occupational Therapy is an inclusive community of learners that embraces, respects and advocates for human diversity. The college has a sustained commitment to eliminating disparities in health care and other human services by using dynamic methods to infuse this perspective into curricula, clinical practice and research.
News and announcements
Study: Identifying an underlying physiological process associated with food selectivity in children with ASD
Phase two consent form
OT alumna named therapist of the year
Captain Rebecca (Meloy) Hawkins (B.S. 2006, M.S. 2007, occupational therapy) was honored as the American Business Clubs National Therapist of the Year at its annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Atchison appointed to chair Department of Occupational Therapy
Western Michigan University's Department of Occupational Therapy Professor Ben Atchison, Ph.D. has recently been appointed chair of the OT department.
Occupational therapy on U.S. News & World Report's list of best career choices
U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of the 25 best jobs—and occupational therapy was ranked No. 10.