Eastern Washington University provides a unique method for students seeking entry into the profession of occupational therapy. It is through our Combined Bachelor's to Master's Program (3+2), within the Interdisciplinary Studies or Exercise Science undergraduate program, leading to eligibility for an advanced standing MOT.
This program will allow a student to complete the requirements for an undergraduate degree while enrolled in courses required for the first year of the professional Occupational Therapy program. The student begins the Occupational Therapy Track in the senior year, earns a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies or Exercise Science, and applies to the Advanced Standing MOT Program, which can be completed over the next one and half years. This program will introduce occupational therapy to undergraduate students early in their career development.
Find the course sequence for the Interdisciplinary Studies program here: Courses of Study
Find the course sequence for the Exercise Science program here: Courses of Study
The student first meets with the Occupational Therapy Department for review of prerequisites and course of study, and is then referred to the director of Interdisciplinary Studies or Exercise Science for formal application. Students interested in this option are encouraged to be advised by the Department of Occupational Therapy during their freshman or sophomore years. During the first three years of the 3+2 program, the student completes the course of study that addresses his or her interests, as well as meet university requirements. Additionally, during this time, the student fulfills the prerequisite requirements for the MOT program.
Students who require advising in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy should contact Dr. John Neace, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, 300 Senior Hall, Cheney, WA, 99004, or call 509.359.6524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who require advising in the Exercise Science degree with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy should contact Exercise Science, 200 PEB, Cheney, WA 99004 or call 509.359.7960.
Find the admission requirements here: Admission Requirements
Find the application procedures here: 3+2 Application Procedures
View the desktop version of this page.