Academics

Cooperative Degree Program in Occupational Therapy with Washington University in St. Louis

Eastern Virginia Medical School

 

Virginia Wesleyan University has a 3-2 cooperative education agreement with Washington University in St. Louis, one of the nation’s top-ranked Programs in Occupational Therapy.  Please note that this program is competitive and selective, and early planning and preparation is encouraged.

Students who pursue this program a) must complete all of their undergraduate institution’s required major and general educational courses in three years at Virginia Wesleyan University, b) must have started or completed at least four of the six OT Program pre-requisite courses (Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Life Science, Physiology, Social Science, and Statistics) with a “B” or better and c) must submit an application to the OT Program by the deadline in their junior year.

Admitted students will complete two additional years at Washington University.  They will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan University their fourth year and a master’s degree from Washington University (MSOT) in their fifth year. Admission requirements for the MSOT program may be found at www.ot.wustl.edu/admissions.

For further information about the VWU plan of study for the OT Program, contact VWU Advisor Dr. Wayne Pollock, Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies (wpollock@vwu.edu).