Educating and training occupational therapists since 1971, Western has earned a reputation as an international leader in the field. Dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of clients through participation in meaningful daily activities, the School of Occupational Therapy developed Canada's first master's level entry-to-practice program (MScOT) in occupational therapy, setting the standard by which other programs are judged today.
Dedicated and talented researchers, teaching faculty and clinicians help provide students with a transformative learning experience that combines cutting-edge research with the latest in the practical application of theory. This collaborative approach to learning ensures students go into the field with the necessary strategies and tools to positively impact the quality of life of their clients.
In addition to training clinical occupational therapists, the School of Occupational Therapy offers research-based master's and PhD programs in partnership with the Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. These programs provide students with an opportunity to work alongside world-class researchers and develop expertise in a specific area related to occupational science.