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 in Occupation
Recognize & value the essential contribution/composition of everyday occupations for health promotion, & well-being
Integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences into occupational therapy practice.
Demonstrate understanding, awareness & appreciation of social, global, & cultural issues to meet the occupational needs of individuals, communities, & populations.
Critical Thinking in the Occupational Therapy Process
Select interventions for facilitating a client-centered plan throughout the OT process across the lifespan for individuals with a range of abilities
Utilize multi-modal types of clinical reasoning to implement interventions for client-centered service provision.
Integrate innovative, technological & creative resources and strategies into assessment, intervention, & outcomes across populations and contexts.
Occupation Across the Lifespan
Articulate and apply evidence that supports entry-level competence in person-centered and occupation-based practice for people of all ages.
Utilize assessments and intervention strategies that prioritize client-centered participation in occupations.
Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership
Perform as a competent and compassionate inter-professional practitioner and as an advocate and leader in OT for individuals, communities, & populations.
Advocate for occupational therapy services for/with recipients of those services.
Demonstrate leadership that upholds the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, OT standards of practice, & relevant policies.
Scholarship and Research
Formulate & implement a lifelong learning plan through the development of professional goals and aspirations.
Prioritize the utilization & promotion of evidence-based practice to promote professional and/or inter-professional growth.
Demonstrate an investment in and ability to utilize research to guide assessment, intervention, and outcomes across populations and contexts.
Synthesize & assimilate information from all levels of evidence to support practice.