We congratulate you on your pursuit of graduate education. Our programs, with a strong interprofessional and community focus, will prepare students to work across disciplines to deliver quality patient care. Our curriculum and learning spaces were developed to create opportunities for OT, PT, and PA students to work together in the classroom and community outreach projects, which creates a truly unique and collaborative learning experience.
From the interprofessional curriculum to the new state-of-the-art health sciences facility and strong community focus, we offer programs that will better prepare students for a changing healthcare environment.
If you have any questions about our programs or the admissions process, please contact us. We’re here to help!
Director of Enrollment & Student Services
Admissions and Contracts Coordinator
What prospective students say about MDCHS:
“I was impressed with the engaged faculty.”
“My visit experience was very different from what I have seen at other schools”
“I wanted to be close to home – the location was perfect”
“I love the idea of the interdisciplinary approach”
“I want to be able to work in a community with great need”
“I wanted the Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, and this is the first program offered in Virginia”
“The new building will offer the latest in learning technology – I think it will help support my learning style”
Below are links to the admissions checklists for each of our programs:
DPT: December 1
OTD: January 15
MSPA: December 1
Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Before registering for classes, students must provide:
- Criminal background checks (federal requirement for all persons working with vulnerable populations) at student expense.
- Signed Technical Standards document
- Written verification of immunizations
After classes start, and in preparation for clinical placements, students must also provide:
- Written Verification of Health Insurance
- CPR certification from the American Heart Association
- Any additional requirements as stated by specific health care agencies (such as drug screening, etc.) at student expense.