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Virginia Wesleyan University has signed a 3-2 cooperative education agreement with Washington University in St. Louis, one of the nation’s top-ranked programs in occupational therapy. Students who pursue this competitive and selective program must complete all of their undergraduate institution’s required major and general educational courses in three years at Virginia Wesleyan University, have started or completed at least four of the six Occupational Therapy Program pre-requisite courses (Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Life Science, Physiology, Social Science, and Statistics) with a “B” or better, and must submit an application to the program by the deadline in their junior year. Admitted students complete two additional years at Washington University and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan University their fourth year and a master’s degree from Washington University in their fifth year. Admission requirements for the Washington University program may be found at For further information about the VWU plan of study for the OT Program, contact Wayne Pollock, VWU Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies ( Learn more about all of VWU's Accelerated Degree Options.