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-being, social 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.
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: