Academic Programs

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The programs offered by the School of Occupational Therapy encourage self‑directed, motivated and resourceful students to consider the power of occupation in the context of health and well-beingsocial inclusion and social justice.

Western's School of Occupational Therapy offers a variety of programs:

Occupational Therapy (MScOT)

This two-year graduate program prepares students with varied undergraduate backgrounds for practice as entry-level occupational therapists.

Research-Based (MSc/PhD) & Combined 

Research-based (MSc/PhD) programs in Occupational Science are offered and may be combined (PhD only; 5 years) with the MScOT program.

Advanced Health Care Practice (AHCP)

Offered through the Faculty of Health Sciences, this first-of-its-kind offering is a one-year (three terms) course-based master's program offering an opportunity for experienced health-care professionals to obtain graduate-level education in a clinical specialty. This master's-level program uses a variety of approaches to teaching and learning and links advanced clinical practice to critical appraisal of research evidence.

The AHCP program offers the following fields of study: