Western celebrates first successful open house for Occupational Therapy Doctorate program

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University is thrilled to announce its successful inaugural open house for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program. The event took place on Nov 4 and attracted approximately 75 attendees, with a significant number expressing strong interest in joining the first 24-25 cohort.

“The first OTD open house was an amazing success. We were ecstatic to see such enthusiasm from future OTD students and community partners,” said Sean Roush, director of the OTD program. “Our team is excited to welcome our first cohort of students next September and develop learning and service opportunities with our local community partners.

Attendees had the chance to interact with students, program faculty, and community partners, allowing them to fully grasp the enriching experience that awaits them at Western.

The application for the 24-25 inaugural cohort is now open. Aspiring occupational therapy professionals are encouraged to apply. Western is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that nurtures the growth and development of its students, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their future careers.

For individuals interested in pursuing an occupational therapy doctorate, Western is pleased to announce the upcoming open house scheduled for Dec 13. This virtual event, conducted over Zoom, will provide another opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the program’s curriculum, engage with faculty members, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the university’s commitment to healthcare education.

 About the OTD program, application, and RSVP for the open house 


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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