The curriculum is organized around three themes that reflect the program’s philosophy.
Participation encompasses client-centered practice and is framed by the person-environment-occupation perspective.
Evidence and Professional Reasoning inform practice decisions and contribute to the profession’s distinct value.
Collaboration and Innovation reflect the University and Program’s unique teaching-learning philosophy that engages students in creative partnerships to enhance clients’ well-being and quality of life.It is further enriched through a curricular thread, Professional Identity, which is integrated within the student’s program of study. Students are supported in the development of a professional identity through a series of regular processes that are grounded in advocacy, responsibility, and leadership.
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
- Provide occupation-based and client-centered care by competently adapting and applying the occupational therapy process
- Demonstrate the attitudes, behaviors and responsibilities associated with being a health professional (e.g. effective communication, respect for diversity, ethical practice)
- Apply and integrate evidence-based methods to facilitate outcomes, build knowledge, and inform occupational therapy practice.
- Partner with stakeholders to address the health and participation needs of individuals, groups, and populations.
- Develop innovative tools, programs, and services to promote participation and well-being.