The OT Department’s goal is to develop competent, compassionate practitioners and scholars.
Upon completion of the Occupational Therapy curriculum, the student will be able to:
- Have acquired, as a prerequisite, a breadth and depth of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences
- Have an understanding, awareness, and appreciation of social, global and cultural issues.
- Be prepared as a generalist with a broad exposure to models and systems of current and emerging occupational therapy practice.
- Occupation across the Lifespan
- Articulate and apply evidence-based occupational therapy for people of all ages.
- Demonstrate entry-level competence in person-centered and occupation-based practice across the lifespan.
- Communication and Leadership
- Commit to uphold the ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession.
- Differentiate roles and responsibilities within occupational therapy.
- Perform as a competent and compassionate inter-professional practitioner.
- Demonstrate effective professional communication and leadership skills.
- Critical Thinking in the OT process
- Demonstrate effective critical thinking/clinical reasoning/interpersonal reasoning in occupational therapy practice.
- Advocate for occupational therapy services and for/with the recipients of those services.
- Scholarship and Research
- Commit to engage in lifelong learning.
- Commit to the utilization and promotion of evidence-based practice.
- Synthesize information from research and knowledge bases to support practice.
- Participate in professional and/or inter-professional growth and dissemination of research and knowledge.