Upon completion of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, graduates are expected to:
- Deliver evidence-informed, occupation-based and occupation-focused services to individuals and groups to promote health, well-being and quality of life
- Meet the occupational needs of culturally and socially diverse individuals and communities through advocacy and leadership
- Develop and implement innovative programs for occupational therapy services in traditional and emerging areas of practice
- Engage in clinical research to facilitate promotion and dissemination of knowledge
- Uphold the ethical standards, values and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession in one's work, service, and ongoing professional development
These outcomes are accomplished through:
- A curriculum model based on intentionally sequenced courses that serve as vital links between application, synthesis, and evaluation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
- Intentional dynamic integration of authentic clinical experiences across the curriculum.
- Critical application of current research and available evidence to improve occupational therapy practice and contribute to the knowledge base of the profession.
- Occupation-focused coursework and fieldwork experiences designed to embrace critical and ethical reasoning across the lifespan.
- Collaboration to facilitate individual and group work to develop leadership, team building, and professional skills, behaviors and attitudes.