Occupational Therapy Program
Upon completion of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program, graduates are expected to:
- Provide evidence-based occupational therapy services in traditional and emerging areas of practice.
- Meet the occupational needs of individuals and populations through professional advocacy and leadership.
- Apply therapeutic use of occupations to support engagement in activities that promote health, well-being and quality of life.
- Sustain continued professional development through lifelong learning activities, and
- Uphold the ethical standards, values and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession in order to sensitively meet the occupational needs of a culturally and socially diverse clientele.
These outcomes are accomplished through:
- A curriculum model based on intentionally sequenced courses that act as vital links between application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
- Critical application of current research and other forms of best evidence to improve occupational therapy practice and contribute to the body of related knowledge.
- Sequential implementation of simulated and authentic clinical experiences across the curriculum.
- Occupation-focused coursework and fieldwork experiences designed to facilitate critical and ethical reasoning, and
- Opportunities for both individual and group work to develop leadership, team-building, and professional skills, behaviors and attitudes.
Planned Program Improvements
We will provide at least ten authentic learning opportunities to students across the nine quarters of the Program. Faculty-mentored experiential learning, standardized patients, and fieldwork rotations are positioned across courses through the curriculum. We continually strive to use innovative and evidence-based strategies to provide students with the best professional preparation possible.