Occupational therapy is a dynamic and growing field, with many new and amazing job opportunities. Occupational therapists are leaders in promoting health and well-being in clients through participation in meaningful daily activities and occupations.
Fieldwork is integrated into many of the academic courses in the curriculum. There are four full-time block placements that range in length from four to eight weeks included in the curriculum. Learn More
Western offers three OT programs:
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) is an entry-to-practice professional master's program of academic courses and fieldwork placements. Learn More
Occupational Science provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complexities of human occupation and its contribution to the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and societies. Learn More
In order to practise as an occupational therapist in Canada, you must be registered by a provincial regulatory body. In Ontario, the practice of occupational therapy is regulated by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Graduating therapists are required to successfully complete a national examination through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) before they can be registered.