College of Arts & Sciences
- Dean's Office
- Kapelski, Room 209
- tel: 610-499-4336
- fax: 610-499-4605
Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals who help people, at any age, participate in everyday activities at work, at school, at home, and in social settings. Using education, medicine, research, and a strong knowledge of a patient’s psychological, physical, and emotional status, occupational therapists are able to create a personalized path to recovery. Occupational therapy is a client-centered, rewarding career that provides the opportunity to work in a variety of settings.
The pre-occupational therapy pathway is directed at developing undergraduate students and preparing them for graduate study in occupational therapy. This pathway is grounded in the emphasis on the student’s chosen program of study while also developing important skills for their professional career.
All Widener undergraduate students in the pre-occupational therapy pathway will complete
courses in anatomy and physiology, physics, psychology, social science, and statistics.
The College of Arts and Sciences works closely with our undergraduate students to ensure their preparedness for graduate
study in occupational therapy.
Unlike many other universities, Widener provides an advantage in that it allows students to pursue their interest in occupational therapy while at the same time exploring their interests and passions in any of several different majors, including:
The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.