Health Science Occupational Therapy Program Outcomes | Springfield College

Health Science Occupational Therapy Program Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will understand and appreciate the foundational knowledge of occupational therapy practice

  • SLO 1: Students will understand bodily structures, functions, and pathology and describe the role of injury, illness, or dysfunction in occupational performance across the lifespan
  • 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 the basic tenets of occupational therapy practice, as well as the role of the occupational therapy practitioner, in a variety of settings
  • SLO 4: Students will understand the role of theories/models of practice/frames of reference to clinical practice

Goal 2: Students will develop an understanding of and promote engagement in meaningful occupation within a client’s natural setting

  • SLO 5: Students will facilitate client engagement in meaningful leisure activities within their natural settings
  • SLO 6: Students will understand how environmental factors can influence occupational participation
  • SLO 7: Students will collaborate with individuals and/or groups to identify relevant roles and occupations

Goal 3: Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for entry level graduate education in occupational therapy

  • SLO 8: Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge and emerging clinical skills for health assessment and intervention (i.e., blood pressure, pulse, etc.)
  • SLO 9: Students will gather relevant information from a variety of sources to develop client centered treatment/intervention plans/activities
  • SLO 10: Students will understand the role of professional skills (time management, goal setting, critical thinking, etc.) in academic and practice success

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

  • SLO 11: Students will utilize emerging clinical reasoning, therapeutic use of self, and facilitation of occupations to engage individuals of various ages, ethnicities, and sociocultural backgrounds in client centered activities
  • SLO 12: Students will identify personal values and attitudes and understand their relationship to the provision of services across cultures, classes, and ages and in the context of current events and best practice
  • SLO 13: Students will understand the role of occupational therapy in addressing health disparities and other factors related to sociocultural differences