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EWU's Occupational Therapy Program is friendly, dynamic and innovative program with approximately 100 full-time students. Students engage in coursework designed to build practice skills across the lifespan in physical, mental, and preventive care paradigms. Emphasis is placed in community-based and client-centered activities through interactive class tasks, labs and various facility experiences. The program emphasizes community-based and interdisciplinary service delivery models essential for successful practice in rural, underrepresented and underserved areas. The Occupational Therapy Program also benefits from its attractive location with a vibrant city life and culture, set near downtown Spokane and close to some of Washington's most beautiful lakes and mountains with excellent hiking and skiing opportunities.

Our Mission Statement:

  • To develop person-centered occupational therapists of the highest integrity who practice with a strong occupation-based foundation from which they support and promote quality of life and full participation.
  • To prepare students for a broad scope of practice with consideration for addressing the needs of the underserved.

  • To deliver an academic program which meets a spectrum of educational needs for students and professionals, in collaboration with community partners, while demonstrating teaching and learning excellence. 

  • To advance the profession with new, innovative, and cost effective services for current and future practice opportunities.

Our Vision Statement:

We envision a globally active community of students, faculty, and community partners who demonstrate a respect for diversity, a passion for learning, and a commitment to person-centered, occupation-focused, and evidence-based practice.

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