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Occupational Therapy offers an integrated curriculum that highlights "hands on" applications and fundamental courses that prepare students in their roles 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. With access to patient simulation, human cadavers, well equipped laboratories, the latest technology, and a comprehensive library-resource system, our students become clinically, professionally, and culturally competent in their field. The academic experience is enhanced by clinical and doctoral prepared faculty who are experts in their respective field. Strong emphasis is placed on community engaged immersive experiences with diverse cultures and ethnic groups.

Program of Study

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Community Engagement

At Winston-Salem State University, community engagement is a fundamental aspect of our teaching, research and faculty and student service. Ongoing community service-learning includes life skill programs at local homeless shelter, CAREFIT for elderly and Matter of Balance fall prevention classes.

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Emphasizing Health Equity

Occupational therapy students and faculty provide rehab services to individuals with chronic diseases at the local free Community Care Center In an academic year, students provide over 150 hours of care and education to patients.

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Technology & Innovation

Virtual Hospital offers students an opportunity to build clinical skills in a simulated acute hospital setting and to engage in coordinated inter-professional care with other health science disciplines.


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.

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-2682