Goal 1: Students will develop the skills to provide services that promote occupation, participation, and health using models that are responsive to the unique needs of clients, families, and communities

  • SLO 1: Students will describe and examine multiple theories and models of practice related to health, participation, and occupational performance
  • SLO 2: Students will understand and appreciate the role of occupational performance for the promotion of health and wellbeing, disease prevention, and optimizing functional participation
  • SLO 3: Students will understand bodily structures, functions, and pathology and describe the role of injury, illness, or dysfunction in occupational performance across the lifespan
  • SLO 4: Students will engage in community based, experiential learning opportunities and identify and articulate the occupational needs of the client(s) within the community

Goal 2: Students will develop the knowledge and reasoning ability needed to understand human occupation, to synthesize information to develop plans, and to implement intervention and transition services for a variety of people within various contexts across the lifespan

  • SLO 5: Students will gather relevant client information from a variety of sources (interview, evaluation, etc), synthesize that information, and create client-centered treatment plans to meet diverse client needs
  • SLO 6: Students will identify barriers and supports to occupational participation at key points of transition across the lifespan
  • SLO 7: Students will synthesize available information to identify relevant services for treatment and transition plans and design treatment and transition plans that minimize barriers and optimize occupational performance/ participation
  • SLO 8: Students will utilize clinical reasoning to develop client- specific goals and objectives/benchmarks appropriate to the context and that meet client needs, wishes, and functional abilities

Goal 3: Students will describe various theories and their relationships to the philosophical base and historical perspectives of occupational therapy, and to demonstrate the application of theory in OT practice.       

  • SLO 9: Students will effectively use the current edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to guide evaluation and treatment planning
  • SLO 10: Students will describe the historical context of occupational therapy practice and its role in shaping current practice trends
  • SLO 11: Students will determine the appropriate theory(ies)/model(s)/frame(s) of reference to address specific client needs and apply this/these theory(ies)/model(s)/frame(s) of reference to implement client centered practice an achieve positive outcomes

Goal 4: Students will recognize and appreciate the diversity of human beings and their occupations

  • SLO 12: Students will employ cultural awareness to evaluation and treatment to support client centered intervention planning
  • SLO 13: Students will develop goals and objectives to meet diverse client needs
  • SLO 14: Students will monitor and assess the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention to meet the needs of individuals across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds
  • SLO 15: Students will identify sociocultural barriers and supports to occupational performance
  • SLO 16: Students will analyze, grade, and adapt occupation to meet client needs

Goal 5: Students will communicate clearly, concisely and correctly, both orally and in writing to communicate empathically in order to understand, be understood by, and collaborate with clients, families, and colleagues

  • SLO 17: Students will employ a collaborative approach to determine client occupational needs within their various roles and in the context of family and society
  • SLO 18: Students will evaluate the outcomes of intervention and determine the need for discharge/termination of services when appropriate
  • SLO 19: Students will prepare evaluation reports outlining evaluation results and interpretation in setting specific formats
  • SLO 20: Students will educate peers, community members, colleagues, and others in practice related areas
  • SLO 21: Students will recommend client referrals to specialists and/or other service providers when appropriate
  • SLO 22: Students will understand the role of the OT and OTA in professional practice
  • SLO 23: Students will engage in collaborative planning with individuals from other disciplines to create client centered interprofessional treatment plans
  • SLO 24: Students will articulate, in writing and verbally, the results of the evaluation and treatment planning processes, and provide a rationale for the delivery of occupational therapy services

Goal 6:  Students will advocate for the consumer and the profession

  • SLO 25: Students will advocate for the need for services and/or equipment to external agencies (i.e., insurance companies, funding agencies, etc.)
  • SLO 26: Students will articulate a clear, concise, and cogent rationale for client services to key stakeholders
  • SLO 27: Students will promote occupational therapy practice and service to the community

Goal 7: Students will articulate the importance of research for practice and to demonstrate the ability to use evidence to make informed practice decisions

  • SLO 28: Students will articulate the importance of evidence based decision making in clinical practice
  • SLO 29: Students will critically appraise research articles and synthesize the results to answer a clinical question
  • SLO 30: Students will understand and interpret basic statistics, including descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics
  • SLO 31: Students will understand and articulate the importance of lifelong learning and engaging in scholarly activities to contribute to the professional body of knowledge
  • SLO 32: Students will plan, implement, and disseminate the results of a scholarly research project

Goal 8: Students will apply management theory and principles to OT practice in order to maintain, develop, and improve upon programs as needed

  • SLO 33: Students will understand the diverse roles of the occupational therapy practitioner as educator, advocate, researcher, and entrepreneur
  • SLO 34: Students will establish therapeutic relationships with individuals, groups, organizations, and systems
  • SLO 35: Students will identify individual/organizational needs and develop a client centered program to address or improve those needs
  • SLO 36: Students will implement an evidence based program to meet individual/ organizational needs in a community setting

Goal 9: Students will develop their professional identity, values, beliefs and pride in the basic tenets of occupational science, occupational therapy, and ethical practice 

  • SLO 37: Students will understand the values and tenets of the profession
  • SLO 38: Students will identify legal and ethical issues related to practice in various practice settings and across the lifespan
  • SLO 39: Students will engage in a process of self-assessment of professional behaviors and accept responsibility for professional growth
  • SLO 40: Students will give and receive constructive feedback and utilize feedback to develop higher level competence during didactic and clinical experiences