Occupational Therapy Program Goals
The DrOT program will improve the quality of healthcare services through the education of knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and service-oriented occupational therapy practitioners who are prepared for leadership in the profession.
Students who successfully complete the curriculum will be able to:
- Design and deliver humanistic, ethical, and high-quality occupational therapy services to individual clients and to design home programs for families and caregivers.
- Design population-based community occupation-based programs that reflect unmet and emerging community needs.
- Integrate community, technological, and educational resources into interventions, program planning, and management of occupational therapy services.
- Collaborate skillfully with individuals from diverse cultures, other professionals, non-professionals, peers, families, and community members.
- Effectively communicate ideas, concerns, goals, and plans to colleagues, supervisors, and managers, using written and spoken language.
- Demonstrate self-knowledge and the ability to adapt to changing social and environmental demands.
- Demonstrate the ability to give and receive feedback from others and to supervise staff.
- Understand and excel in complex environments that provide occupational therapy services.
- Advance the knowledge base of occupational therapy through scholarly activities.
- Provide service to the community, including the college, national, state, and local occupational therapy organizations.
- Provide effective, skilled leadership within the occupational therapy profession.