School of Occupational Therapy

Open house!

Please join us for our second annual open house on October 3rd, 2014 from 5-7pm in Weyerhaeuser Hall (1st and 2nd floors). It is a great opportunity to take an in-depth tour of the department and interact with professors and students within the program! Whether you are curious about what occupational therapy is or you are considering applying to our program, we encourage you to stop by and check it out!

Upcoming Prospective Student Information Sessions:

Friday, September 12, 2014 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser 217.
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser 217.
Friday, November 14, 2014 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser 217.

The following dates are subject to change...

Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Our program:

At Puget Sound we believe that the study of occupational therapy is enhanced by the liberal arts emphasis of the university. Nurtured in a collaborative yet academically rigorous environment, our students learn to think critically and analytically, develop a set of personal values and professional goals, and become intellectually autonomous. Students benefit from research and program development opportunities, comprehensive fieldwork experiences, and a curriculum designed to develop professional reasoning skills, build exceptional documentation skills, and educate health care professionals beyond the minimum professional entry level.

Occupational therapy students at Puget Sound become insightful evaluators and capable professionals with extensive hands-on client interaction and research experience. Our graduates pursue distinguished careers locally and around the world as expert clinicians, school system consultants, faculty members, successful private practitioners, clinic managers, and leaders of professional organizations.



The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program was awarded a certificate of accreditation for a period of 10 years in 2012.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; 301.652.2682;

NBCOT Pass Rate

Puget Sound occupational therapy graduates have consistently demonstrated strong educational outcomes. The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test-takers in 2011-2013 was 88 of 91, which is a pass rate of 96.7%. During that 3-year time period, the program has had 91 graduates.