Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
therapy is the art and science of facilitating
human participation in occupation (i.e., self-care,
leisure and work tasks) to restore, reinforce and
enhance performance, facilitate learning of
skills and functions essential for adaptation and
productivity, diminish pathology, and promote health.
therapists use self-care, work, homemaking, play and
leisure activities as therapeutic occupations.
The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science offers the following programs:
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The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy and
Occupational Science is to promote education, research, and services
that address occupational engagement, social and occupational
justice in support of health and well-being of persons,
organizations, and populations.
The educational programs prepare
students and professionals to be competent, ethical, and empathic
occupational therapists and occupational scientists while fostering
research, leadership, and advocacy. Educational initiatives also
address the academic and broader community’s awareness of the
healthful benefits of occupation and occupational therapy.
Revised and Approved by Faculty on May 26, 2010
THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION (ACOTE) OF THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA), LOCATED AT 4720 MONTGOMERY LANE, SUITE 200, BETHESDA, MD 20814-3449.