The philosophical basis of the Department of Occupational Therapy is consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s philosophical base and standards. Central to the curriculum is the understanding of the value of occupation to the individual as a keystone to daily well being.
The objectives of the professional clinical doctorate in Occupation Therapy program are to graduate therapists that:
- Demonstrate entry-level occupational therapy clinical skills.*
- Develop a new program or refine an existing one that enhances occupational therapy practice.
- Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills and insight into one's professional behaviors to accurately appraise one's strengths as well as areas for improvement.
- Demonstrate the ability to practice educational roles for clients, peers, students, and others in community and clinical settings.
- Influence policy, practice, and education by advocating for occupational therapy services for individuals and populations.
- Demonstrate the aptitude and characteristics to assume leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels in occupational therapy, health professions, and the community.
- Develop essential knowledge and skills to contribute to the advancement of occupational therapy through scholarly activities.
- Apply principles of ethics to individual, institutional, and societal issues; articulate justifiable resolutions to these issues; and act in an ethical manner.
*Assumed to be accomplished by all post-professional OTD students.
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