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OT - Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

Learning Outcomes


Graduates of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy will be able to:

  1. Utilize a breadth and depth of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences and an understanding of issues related to globalism and diversity, as a foundation for practice.
  2. Practice in a wide variety of settings, having been exposed broadly to delivery models and systems utilized in settings where occupational therapy is currently practiced as well as those where it is emerging as a service.
  3. Apply occupational therapy theories and best-practice methods to specific client situations in clinical settings.
  4. Articulate and apply professional principles, intervention approaches and rationales, and expected outcomes as related to occupation.
  5. Effectively collaborate with professionals in other disciplines.
  6. Supervise and work in cooperation with the occupational therapy assistant and other occupational therapy support personnel.
  7. Articulate the need for and value of lifelong learning, and keep current with best professional practice.
  8. Uphold the ethical standards and values of the occupational therapy profession.
  9. Effectively consume and utilize the latest research and knowledge bases that undergird practice.
  10. Contribute to the growth and dissemination of research and knowledge.
  11. Formulate and apply strategies for community leadership to contribute to the community through advocacy for the disabled, for other vulnerable populations, and for quality in health care.
  12. Select and conduct evaluations appropriate to client's needs, and interpret then utilize results to plan interventions.
  13. Analyze needs of community groups, and develop programming and outcomes assessment plans specific to the setting.