Western Oregon University to host open house for new occupational therapy doctoral program

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University invites aspiring occupational therapists and  the general public to an open house for the new Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program starting fall of 2024 this Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-3 p.m. The event will be held at the WOU: Salem building located at 525 Trade Street in Salem, providing attendees the opportunity to explore the home of the new program.

“We are so excited to unveil the first doctoral program at Western, as it will support healthcare access to Salem and the neighboring communities in Oregon,” shared Halley Read, doctoral capstone coordinator. “ The open house is a great chance to meet faculty, explore the WOU: Salem office, and discover how occupational therapy can be both a rewarding and enjoyable career path.”

The following outlines the agenda for the open house:

  1. Informal tours and networking
    • Prospective students will have the chance to tour the building and connect with faculty.
  2. Presentation of the new doctorate degree
    • Join for a comprehensive presentation on the exciting features and benefits of the newly established doctoral program. Discover how this program can propel your career in the field of occupational therapy to new heights.
  3. Q&A session and more networking
    • Engage in a Q&A session to clarify any doubts or inquiries about the program. Network with faculty and staff to gain valuable insights and build connections.

This event will provide a unique opportunity for prospective students, their families, and anyone interested in the occupation therapy field and learn about Western’s commitment to providing innovative learning and research opportunities. This program will truly equip students with the skills and knowledge to make a meaningful impact in the field of occupational therapy.

WOU Salem office address:
525 Trade St. SE, Salem, OR 97301


About the occupational therapy doctoral program

About Western Oregon UniversityWestern Oregon University, founded in 1856 in Monmouth, is the state’s oldest public university. Serving about 4,000 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with about 70% of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans, or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon’s campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.

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