Points of Pride

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University is proud to share the attributes and facts that make this program a distinctive learning environment.

  • Ranked in the top 50 graduate programs in U.S. News World & Report; highest-ranking program in Michigan.

  • Founded in 1922: One of oldest programs in the U.S. and first non-teaching degree at WMU.
  • Among the first in the U.S. to offer post professional masters (M.A., 1959).
  • Met the entry level masters mandate in 2005 (MSOT) two years ahead of 2007 date.
  • One of the largest programs in the U.S. (96 admissions per year: 48 Professional Masters and 48 4+1).
  • ¨ NBCOT pass rate of 98% (2015).

  • ALL OT faculty (full-time and part-time) supervise Fieldwork Level I students in nine on-campus locations and four community based programs.
  • Strong record of scholarship and grants awards among all faculty.

More information

Please contact Dr. Carla Chase.