As a new and evolving academic body, the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides a unique opportunity for you to play a role in our continued development. Individualized attention, dynamic experiential programs, opportunities for collaborative research, and a stellar faculty create an ideal environment for you to focus on your future.
Why You Belong at Western New England University
Advancing Occupational Therapy Education
Rapidly changing healthcare systems are demanding more of entry-level practitioners. The Western New England University Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum is meeting this call by providing academic preparation beyond a generalist level, including advanced graduate knowledge, skills, and fieldwork/experiential opportunities. The entry-level OTD Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) ( www.acoteonline.org).
High Marks for Pharmacy Cocurricular Opportunities
In its accreditation review of the PharmD program, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) acknowledged as a particular strength cocurricular opportunities for student professional development in concert with the curriculum. It also noted that the College of Pharmacy places great emphasis on the importance of professionalism both within the curriculum and in cocurricular/extracurricular activities.
Leading Edge Facilities
Experience the CSP
All you will say is "Wow!" The building is home to the Pharmacy program, including a stadium-style multimedia classrooms, state-of-the-art labs, a model pharmacy, a simulation lab, student lounge and specialized library, and administrative and faculty offices. Three newly constructed, spacious laboratories for the OTD program are equipped with academic technology that reflects the focus on technology in health care education and practice. The technology in each laboratory space includes computer-based course delivery, voice and video lecture-capture, and digital document cameras. The occupational therapy children/youth and adult/aging performance and participation laboratories are specifically designed to provide applied graduate learning opportunities in realistic environments.