Academic Catalog

Master of Science Occupational Therapy Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences and skills essential to practice occupational therapy;
  2. Use knowledge of how humans construct meaning and seek adaptation through occupation across the lifespan;
  3. Demonstrate mastery of entry-level professional clinical skills specific to all areas identified in the Practice Frameworks for Occupational Therapy;
  4. Serve the needs of diverse and underserved populations with demonstrated sensitivity to psychosocial identity and cultural and ethnic heritage;
  5. Implement occupational therapy services that maintain health and wellness and remediate dysfunction;
  6. Apply principles and constructs of ethics to individual, institutional and societal problems and demonstrate competence in developing appropriate resolutions to these problems;
  7. Identify researchable problems, advocate for and participate in research, and incorporate findings into clinical practice;
  8. Provide scholarly contributions to the knowledge base of the profession through written and oral communication;
  9. Relate theory with practice and use research evidence to think critically about or adapt new and existing practice environments based on population needs and research evidence;
  10. Participate in advocacy and educational roles with patients and their families, students, and others in community and clinical settings;  
  11. Serve as practitioners and leaders who can influence practice, education, and policy development;  
  12. Assume leadership roles at the local, state, national and international levels in occupational therapy and in health professions.
  13. Achieve success in Fieldwork settings, the national board examination and become licensed to practice occupational therapy.