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OT Program Goals

Occupational Therapy Program Curricular Goals
  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to participate in designing and implementing a beginning-level research project.
  2. Describe the process an occupational therapist would use to engage in evidence based practice (EBP).
  3. Demonstrate the usage of evidence based practice.
  4. Recognize and respect the significance that incorporating EBP has for individual OT practitioners when interacting with their clients.
  5. Demonstrate and analyze the role and importance of participation in occupation throughout the life span.
  6. Assess client needs via an occupational profile and an occupational performance analysis.
  7. Identify, analyze, and apply major tenets from the discipline of occupational science.
  8. Plan and implement occupation-based occupational therapy intervention programs that are culturally relevant, reflective of current occupational therapy practice, and supported with appropriate theoretical perspectives.
  9. Design and critique programs that promote access to occupational therapy and provide services for individuals, groups, and populations, especially the underserved.
  10. Demonstrate management and leadership skills that are applicable to a variety of practice settings.
  11. Design creative and entrepreneurial ideas for occupational therapy services.
  12. Demonstrate skilled collaboration and consultation when dealing with others in the community.
  13. Evaluate the process for securing potential funding for pilot, start-up and on-going programs for occupational therapy.
  14. Discuss and evaluate ongoing professional development to ensure a level of practice consistent with current and accepted standards.
  15. Discuss major historical events and their influence on occupational therapy theory, models, and practice.