Occupational TherapyWestern Health Sciences



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:

Occupational Therapy (MScOT)

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
(MSc, PhD)

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

Combined MScOT/PhD

The combined MScOT/PhD program is offered jointly by the School of Occupational Therapy (OT) and the Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS). 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.