Wayne State University

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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Entry-Level

The Wayne State University Master of Occupational Therapy Program is ACOTE Accredited 2014-2024.

The Occupational Therapy Program at Wayne State University (WSU) was founded in 1944 and is one of the first programs established in the country. Beyond the department's rich history, an exciting transformation of the program has been completed. The entry-level Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program began in the Spring semester of 2003. The new program provides many exciting opportunities. In this "2+3" MOT curriculum model, the full-time student can complete the program within a minimum of five years. Each student will meet with a faculty advisor for a customized plan of work to ensure a smooth transition.

Program Philosophy

The department's philosophy is centered upon a holistic view of human beings, integrating the mind, body and spirit within society, while engaging in meaningful occupations. Students will develop skills in clinical practice, research, entrepreneurship, technology, and advocacy, resulting in culturally competent practitioners who will provide services in traditional and emerging practice areas. Opportunities will be available for students to utilize leading edge equipment, be mentored by experts in the field with "hands on" assignments, and engage in computing and communication technologies, and dynamic group experiences in diverse social, economic, cultural and urban environments.

Program Admission

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Click here for a current version of our MOT Student Handbook.

College Policies and Student Resources

For more information please contact:

Regina Parnell PhD, OTR
Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Health Care Sciences
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-6794
Occupational Therapy Program: (313) 577-1435
(313) 577-5822 FAX

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