The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
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Why Occupational Therapy at Winston-Salem State University?
Our program places a strong emphasis on immersive experiences with diverse cultures, ethnic groups and opportunities for regional, community and international service and learning. We offer an integrated curriculum that highlights "hands on" applications and fundamental courses that prepares students in their role as occupational therapy practitioner, administrator, educator-learner and researcher in traditional and emerging areas of practice. Courses are delivered in an engaging manner that cultivates learning while stimulating creativity, critical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
Our program attracts a diverse student body. Community and professional service, student participation and scholarship in state and national associations are expected and highly valued. Students have access to patient simulation, human cadavers, well equipped laboratories, the latest technology, and a comprehensive library-resource system.
The academic experience is facilitated by clinical and doctoral prepared faculty who are experts in their respective field.
The Mission of the Occupational Therapy Program is to produce graduates who are clinically, professionally, and culturally competent in occupational therapy. Graduates will engage in evidence-based scholarship and service to promote equitable care that contributes to the quality of life for individuals and communities.
The Department of Occupational Therapy entry-level masters program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The next accreditation self study and onsite visit are scheduled in 2026/2027.