(Clustered by curricular Organizing Elements)
At the end of this program students will:
Foundations & Professional Identity
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the profession, the scope and role of occupational therapy within the service delivery systems, and its contributions to health promotion, wellness and participation in society.
- Establish and sustain client centered therapeutic relationships.
- Function in the generalist role and assume a commitment to lifelong learning.
- Develop professional behaviors, attitudes and actions reflective of ethical standards and values.
- Demonstrate a strong command of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework language when communicating effectively in writing or speaking to a variety of audiences.
- Advocate for the profession and the people we serve through active participation and membership in community and professional organizations.
Evaluation & Intervention in Practice Settings
- Value culture and other person-environment factors in developing meaningful interventions across clinical and community settings.
- Apply knowledge of the relationship of theory to practice using theoretical models and frames of reference to guide clinical reasoning.
- Distinguish and use appropriate screening and assessment methods to determine client goals and document the need to refer to other disciplines as indicated.
- Develop and implement occupation-based intervention plans that support the client's ability to return to desired habits, routines, roles and rituals within their environment.
- Document services to ensure accountability and to meet standards for reimbursement.
- Work cooperatively with members of interprofessional teams and other stakeholders within the health delivery system.
Professional Responsibility & Research
- Integrate knowledge of state, federal and professional standards and regulations that shape community and clinical practice.
- Demonstrate skills in the management of occupational therapy services including supervision and an understanding of the health care team, budgeting and reimbursement and leadership.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the occupational therapy scope of practice through legislative advocacy, consumer education and knowledge of trends and opportunities.
- Critically analyze research literature to make evidence-based decisions and engage in scholarly activities that contribute to best practice.
- Apply current research methods to design and execute a novel research study.