College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

I. Department Information:  Educational Overview

D. Program Goals

All graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate professional behaviors while implementing occupational therapy services

2. Demonstrate clinical skills while implementing occupational therapy services

3. Establish therapeutic relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds

4. Practice occupational therapy using theory and philosophy

5. Practice occupational therapy using ethical principles and standards

6. Assess clients by selecting and administering tests and evaluations, making objective and
accurate observations during testing, and interpreting tests and evaluations

7. Formulate plans leading to realistic, attainable goals with clients at all life stages, by using observation and evaluation data, problem solving skills, and knowledge of theories and human development

8. Analyze, adapt, and apply purposeful activities and other modalities for health promotion and
programs in order to facilitate the ability of clients to lead their lives with a meaningful balance in the areas of human occupation (daily living skills, work, and play/leisure)

9. Analyze the need for adaptation of the environment, materials, and devices

10. Use adaptations and technology as appropriate to support clients' age-appropriate occupational performance

11. Collaborate with clients, family members during all phases of the occupational therapy process

12. Collaborate with all levels of occupational therapy personnel and other team members during all phases of the occupational therapy process

13. Use direct and clear oral and written expression in all aspects of an occupational therapist's professional role

14. Fulfill an occupational therapist's role as a member of a service delivery team by using knowledge of health care systems, organizations, and management principles

15. Adapt and promote occupational therapy services in accordance with evolving service delivery models, consumer requirements, and societal demands

16. Use research findings to support and modify occupational therapy evaluation and treatment processes and occupational therapy programs

17. Plan and implement strategies for continued professional development

18. Actively participate in professional groups/organizations

Revised 2010


Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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