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Occupational Therapy


The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Wingate University prepares students to enter the workforce as occupational therapists. The profession of occupational therapy is highly skilled and technical, requiring a rigorous academic preparation. Therefore, students must possess certain capabilities to be able to fully participate in the educational process required for preparation as an occupational therapist.

Essential Skills

The standards listed below must be met with or without reasonable accommodations in alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Wingate University does not discriminate against students with disabilities, but it is the student’s responsibility to request needed accommodations through the Office of Disability Support Services within the Academic Resource Center. Prior to accepting a position as a student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, all potential students must confirm their ability to meet each of the standards listed below. If at any time before or during the course of the program the student believes he/she cannot meet any of these standards with or without reasonable accommodations, he/she may be dismissed from the program.


Program DESIGN

Curriculum Outline

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum at Wingate University is delivered beginning in the Fall and spanning 8 consecutive semesters (including summers).

OTD in the News

Hands of healthcare providers showing diversity of skin color.

Why are justice, equity, diversity and inclusion important when it comes to healthcare? During this online event, a panel of Wingate's future occupational therapists will share their personal journeys into the field and why they are committed to these principles.


Dr. Melissa Sweetman
(704) 233-8972