Our Mission

Washington University’s Program in Occupational Therapy will lead in advancing human health by enhancing people’s participation in everyday life activities through evidence-based practice, innovative research, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders in occupational therapy and rehabilitation.

Our Vision

In advancing human health through participation, the Program in Occupational Therapy will:

  • Bridge between biomedical and sociocultural health at the person, community and population levels.
  • Cultivate excellence, interdisciplinary collegiality and diversity.
  • Strive for integration between practice, research and education initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain excellent clinical and community programs.
  • Support research programs that generate new knowledge about participation within the basic, applied and clinical sciences.
  • Deliver an integrated curriculum that prepares students for current and emerging areas of practice. 

Strategic Plan FY17-18 Summary

Ranked as the Number Three OT Program in the Nation

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We welcome inquiries from prospective students, potential collaborators, community partners, alumni and others who want to connect with us. Please complete the form below to begin the conversation.

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Schedule a Virtual Visit

Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to virtual visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our virtual visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion,  followed by a chat with a current student.

Upcoming VIRTUAL visit sessions*:

*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.

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Call Dr. Kniepmann at (314) 286-1610
or Robin Hattori at (314) 286-1653