College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

VI. Professional Organizations

A. Society for the Study of Occupation

The Society for the Study of Occupation-USA website can be found at http:/ “The mission of the Society for the Study of Occupation is to facilitate high quality scholarship and dynamic exchange of ideas that support the discipline of occupational science.”

• To form a national community of scholars to engage in the dynamic exchange of ideas to support the global discipline of occupational science.
• To provide a forum to promote and disseminate research in occupational science to the public.
• To foster cutting edge theory and research of occupation through the establishment of networks, resources, collaborations, and other identified supports.
• To explore and expand the knowledge of occupation; the application of occupation to understanding of the human condition; and, to foster understanding the fundamental nature of occupation in health and well-being.
• To study the interrelationship of the discipline of occupational science and the profession of occupational therapy
• To address the quality of the occupational experience of participants in its events.
http:/ (Retrieved September 9, 2010).

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




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