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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.
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