Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

A Message from our Program Director

Occupational Therapy is a holistic health care profession.

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) - A Message from our Program Director

Welcome to West Coast University’s Occupational Therapy Department. Our department has a tradition of excellence. We pride ourselves in being ahead of the curve.

West Coast University prepares MSOT and OTD students to be successful professionals, by emphasizing holistic client-centered care, evidence-based practice, and critical thinking skills. A part of our mission at West Coast University is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership. We continuously pursue more effective and innovative ways through which our students develop the competencies and confidence required in a complex and changing world.

Our facility is state of the art and provides students with an environment that promotes innovative learning methods designed to develop skilled, confident, competent therapists. Our faculty members are among the best in the nation. They represent a wide array of expertise in the field of occupational therapy.

We are a family here at West Coast University. As you step through our doors you will feel a comfortable and supportive environment. We provide a quality education for our students. Students enjoy coming to class, which speaks volumes to the type of atmosphere you will experience. We are a tight knit group, and believe that it’s ok to have fun while you learn.

Our legacy is our graduates. They make us proud daily, as they continue to propel the profession forward as leaders, advocates, and trailblazers, exhibiting cutting edge solutions to promote quality of life.

Thank you for your interest in our program.  I look forward to meeting you during our interview season.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Stacey Willis, OTR/L
Dean & Program Director

In Demand Career

With statistics forecasting a 34 percent rise in the demand for occupational therapists in Los Angeles County by 2020*, this burgeoning field presents a remarkable opportunity in the health
care profession.

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