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Curricular Goals & Threads

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Our curricular goals for our program:

Goal 1: Design and deliver humanistic, ethical and high-quality, individualized occupational therapy services to individual clients and their family/caregivers in both individual and group treatment.

Goal 2: Students will understand and be able to respond with occupation-based programs to contemporary and global issues affecting health, wellbeing and disability, with specific focus on unmet and emerging needs in rural and underserved populations.

Goal 3: Integrate innovative, technological, imaginative art and educational resources into program planning, design, management and intervention.

Goal 4: Demonstrate the ability to reflect on science and technology, including their relationship to society, their impact on the environment, and occupation and demonstrate the capacity and commitment to grow both as an individual professional.

Goal 5: Collaborate skillfully with clients, interprofessional team members and non-professional colleagues, families and community members and demonstrate the important contribution of occupational therapy by doing good work.

Our curricular threads are:

  • Professional Identity
    Student will value and assume an identity of service and contribution, by promoting occupation and participation in multiple contexts through the identification of barriers to and providing supports for occupational roles and performance patterns.
  • Innovation
    Students will develop the ability to meet the needs of local, regional and global society, including a focus on rural communities, through research and scholarship.
  • Technology
    Students will learn to engineer solutions through technology including telehealth, assistive technology and virtual contexts.
  • Education & Research
    Students will develop problem-solving abilities through science-driven practice and the use of practice-based evidence, with a focus on occupation as both intervention and outcome.
  • Interprofessional Practice
    Students will exhibit strong leadership and collaborative skills as they assume roles of advocacy and activism for both clients and the profession.