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Shenandoah University’s Division of Occupational Therapy offers three distinct programs in unique hybrid and online curriculum models to meet the needs of diverse learners. Our students graduate prepared to be a leader in the field of occupational therapy and make a difference locally, nationally, and abroad.
The Shenandoah Occupational Therapy program offers students the opportunity to learn all the skills they will need as an entry-level occupational therapists. These skills include evaluation of clients, treatment planning, being an evidence-based practitioner, and specific treatment interventions such as adaptations to the client’s environment, splinting and mobility skills.
MSOT Program - Leesburg, VA
MSOT Weekend Program - Winchester, VA
OTD Program - Winchester, VA
This program is for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree.
This program is for occupational therapists who have a master’s degree.
This program is for individuals who have bachelor’s degree.
This program is for incoming first-year undergraduate students.
This program offers an alternative to traditional weekday degree seekers.
This program is for Occupational Therapy Assistants who have an Associate’s degree or higher.
This program is for undergraduate students at partner universities.
View our recent OTD student's graduation rates. See the OTD program's cost of attendance.
View our recent MSOT student's graduation and pass rates. See the MSOT program's cost of attendance.
Our entry-level doctorate and master's programs feature a hybrid learning format which combines online coursework with once-weekly, on-campus meetings, providing flexibility for both traditional and non-traditional students. You’ll gain additional experience through faculty-directed experiential learning and apply these experiences to the classroom and online learning environments.
You’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience through extensive fieldwork experiences. Fieldwork is a crucial part of the curriculum. Such experiences provide role modeling and supervised hands-on opportunities to apply occupational therapy knowledge in real practice. Fieldwork takes place in a variety of settings and emerging areas of practice.
Our university and programs pride ourselves on our international opportunities for experiential learning. We regularly engage in interprofessional and intraprofessional abroad trips to Haiti and Morocco for course credit. We are always open to new opportunities for expanding our collaborations abroad.
Our nationally recognized occupational therapy program offers several degree pathways at two campus locations as well as online. You can study with us in the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, immerse yourself in the dynamic, urban lifestyle of Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., or learn from the comfort of your own home.
Health Professions Building, Winchester
Faculty Mentors Make the Difference…
The faculty in the Shenandoah University occupational therapy program are experienced and skilled experts in a variety of areas of Occupational therapy practice including pediatric and adult physical dysfunction, mental health, and hand therapy. Faculty continued to practice in their area of interest to maintain clinical competency.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301) 652-2682 or 301-652-AOTA
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone (301)990-7979 Fax (301)869-8492
Occupational Therapy Student Organizations
Our Occupational Therapy students get involved!
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is a non-profit student organization that serves to promote professional development through education, leadership opportunities, networking, volunteer activities, social activities and fundraising.
Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD-Chapter)
COTAD operates as group of individuals from across the United States all working towards a common goal of promoting diversity and inclusion within the occupational therapy workforce and increase the ability to occupational therapy practitioners to serve an increasingly diverse population. Learn more about our chapter.