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 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.