Wayne State University, (EACPHS)-OT Department

Wayne State University (WSU) is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. The 200-acre traditional and high-tech campus is in the heart of Midtown, offering unparalleled access to cultural experiences, community involvement, and corporate career opportunities. Wayne State University is the third largest institution of higher learning in Michigan and the most diverse campus in the state, with nearly 27,000 students from every U.S. state and nearly 80 countries. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 350 degree programs. Wayne State also houses one of the largest medical schools in the nation. Additional information about the university can be found at: wayne.edu. Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting, is a nationally recognized Carnegie Level-I Carnegie Research University and designated as a Carnegie Community Engagement university. Annual research expenditures are nearly $260 million.

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is located on the WSU Medical School campus. In close proximity are the Detroit Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Karmanos Cancer Institute and other teaching hospitals providing numerous opportunities for collaboration. Wayne State also is also home to the Institute of Gerontology, which fosters research, education, outreach and community partnerships relevant to aging and urban health. The Detroit/Southeast Michigan area offers a vast array of world-class restaurants, theaters and museums. The WSU campus is located in the heart of Midtown at the center of the vibrant Detroit cultural district. Detroit is a border city with Canada, which is less than a 20-minute drive from the campus.

The Occupational Therapy Program is housed in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in a state-of the art building on the Detroit Medical Center campus.  The Occupational Therapy program was established in 1944 and is a program in the Department of Health Care Sciences that includes Nurse Anesthesia, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Radiology Assistant. The Occupational Therapy Program offers an entry level Master’s of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program with a class size of approximately 34 students. Curricular content centers around evidence-based practice, community engagement and research.