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Occupational Therapy

Dr. Dorothy Betha

Dr. Dorothy P. Bethea

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Why Occupational Therapy at Winston-Salem State University?

Program: Strong emphasis is placed on immersive experiences with diverse cultures, ethnic groups and opportunities for regional, community and international service and learning. We offer an integrated curriculum that highlights "hands on" applications and fundamental courses that prepares students in their role as occupational therapy practitioner, administrator, educator-learner and researcher in traditional and emerging areas of practice. Courses are delivered in an engaging manner that cultivates learning while stimulating creativity, critical reasoning and evidence-based practice.

Students: Our program attracts a diverse student body. Community and professional service, student participation and scholarship in state and national associations are expected and highly valued.  Students have access to patient simulation, human cadavers, well equipped laboratories, the latest technology, and a comprehensive library-resource system.

Faculty: The academic experience is facilitated by clinical and doctoral prepared faculty who are experts in their respective field.

Come join a motivated group of students and faculty dedicated to producing occupational therapy graduates committed to professional leadership, scholarship, diversity and service, and skillful practice.

VISIONOccupational Therapy Students

The Department of Occupational Therapy envisions outstanding graduates and distinguished faculty who successfully engage in promoting evidence-based practice, occupation-based research, leadership, service and life-long learning. 


To produce graduates who are clinically, professionally, and culturally competent in occupational therapy, and that provide services in a variety of settings, contributing to the quality of life for all individuals and communities.


Excellence - We strive to achieve excellence in academics, research and service.

Cultural Competence - We aim to promote cultural competence and embrace diversity in all relations.

Service - We are committed to serving local, national, and international communities through quality healthcare practices.

Leadership - We aim to demonstrate leadership through advocacy and participation in the profession.

Ethics - We are committed to creating professionals who are caring and ethical, with a strong sense of personal integrity.

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Accredited by The American Occupational Therapy Association  •  www.acoteonline.org

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Phone: (336) 750-2000

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