MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Hands-on Fieldwork Places Personal Success Within Your Grasp.

West Coast University is offering a concentrated, full-time, two-year program dedicated to the education of proficient, entry-level occupational therapy generalists. When setting out to design our MSOT program, we posed a simple question: What type of educational structure would maximize a student's opportunity for success at an occupational therapy university?

Our answer: An integrated approach, seamlessly blending classroom work, advanced technology and 1,080 hours of in-depth, hands-on fieldwork.

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Advanced Technology.  Collaborative Learning.

Students are engaged in a lively environment that harnesses the full power of advanced technology. Every aspect of the program occurs face to face -- with no online component. The program also stresses interprofessional education, critical thinking skills, effective written and oral communication, computer proficiency and program literacy. Graduates are prepared to have an understanding of the ethical standards and legal requirements expected of an occupational therapist. What's more, the full-time program has competitive tuition and fees.

WCU Advantages

West Coast University’s 2-year MSOT degree program offers you these clear advantages:

  • Dynamic learning environment - Dynamic program features include a strong focus on sensory integration therapy, functional vision assessment and intervention, return-to-driving rehabilitation and functional cognitive rehabilitation.
  • Concentrated program - A selective, full-time, two-year masters program, with competitive tuition.
  • Interprofessional education - Placing our occupational therapy students in direct contact with students from other healthcare programs - to give occupational therapists-in-training greater perspective, while building a spirit of cooperation with the interprofessional team.
  • Integrated patient care - Energizing classroom lessons into everyday practice.
  • Fieldwork Experience - Begins in the first trimester and continues until graduation.

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University supports its students beyond the last day of class.  We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

Through our Career Service Department, we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates.  We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success. 

Since healthcare professionals are life-long learners, WCU assists its graduates by providing them ongoing discounted CEs and a complimentary membership to our partner company, Contemporary Forums 


To view the WCU MSOT Student Handbook, please click here.
To view the WCU MSOT Curriculum, please click here.
To view the WCU Catalog, please click here.
To view the WCU MSOT Fieldwork Education Manual, please click here.

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Distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus. Texas residents' distance education is offered through the Dallas, TX campus.

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