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Occupational Therapy

Admissions

The application cycle for the cohort that will begin in August 2024 opens on July, 21, 2023 and will close on January 1, 2024. We will admit up to 36 students to our Class of 2027.

Wingate University uses the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) for all applications to the occupational therapy program. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions process which means we review them as soon as we receive verification from OTCAS that the application is complete.

Submit Application Through OTCAS

2023-2024

  • Tuition per semester (spring, summer, fall)*: $11,010
  • OTD Program fee per semester: $150
  • Parking fee per year: $130
  • Health fee per year: $100
  • Graduation fee (one time only, in the year of graduation): $135

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

 

The student is responsible for any and all costs associated with coursework, including those involving clinical education experiences. Costs to each student may include transportation, room and board, purchase of personal laptop, criminal background checks, drug screens, uniforms, health insurance, and other expenses. Additionally, students may be offered opportunities to earn advanced certifications or attend enrichment workshops (e.g., NBCOT examination preparation workshop) that may include added personal expenses outside of tuition costs.

Wingate University OTD students are eligible to receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition and living expenses. Federal loans are available for those who meet certain criteria and the FELS program is available for qualifying NC residents. Please see the Wingate University website at https://www.wingate.edu/student-financial-planning/ for more information.

Students must obtain written approval from the Department of Occupational Therapy to withdraw from occupational therapy courses.

*Students are not eligible for any tuition refund after the first day of classes. This policy applies to all circumstances of course discontinuance, including by student’s own volition or due to academic disqualification.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the Wingate University OTD program must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university located within the United States must be completed before your cohort begins in August (official transcript required).
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a “C” or better in all prerequisite courses.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation; at least one must be from an occupational therapist and at least one must be from a professor/advisor.
  4. A minimum of 40 hours of clinical observation with an occupational therapist in at least two practice settings with different aged clients.
  5. There can be no more than three (3) outstanding prerequisites at the time of application.

If your ability to attain observation hours or letters of recommendation has been negatively impacted due to COVID-19, please reach out to us at OTD@Wingate.edu for alternative options.


Prerequisite Courses

Course Credits Wingate Equivalent Credits
Human Anatomy with lab OR Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I BIO211 4
Human Physiology with lab OR Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II BIO212 4
Intro to Psychology 3 General Psychology PSYC101 4
Abnormal Psychology 3 Psychopathologies PSYC315 3
Lifespan Development or Developmental Psych 3 Developmental Psychology PSYC250 3
Intro to Sociology or Anthropology 3 Intro to Sociology SOC101 3
Writing/Composition/Grammar 3 Beginning College Writing ENG110 3
Statistics 3 Inferential Statistics MATH209 3
Medical Terminology 1-3 Medical Terminology HETH105 2

Wingate University’s Department of Occupational Therapy encourages the enrollment of students with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We value applicants who are ethical thinkers, are passionate about serving others, are advocates for equality, embrace diversity, and are committed to becoming clinical scholars.     

Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status

Students who hold an F1 visa are not currently eligible for admission.

Wingate University uses the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) for all applications to the occupational therapy program. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions process which means we review them as soon as we receive verification from OTCAS that the application is complete.

Submit Application Through OTCAS

ot admissions Questions?


Natalie Clark
(704) 233-8674
OTD@wingate.edu