Occupational Therapy Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

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:

  • Foundations
    • 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.