Student Learning Outcomes

Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and performance of occupational therapy practice that is safe, legal, ethical, effective and compassionate, which includes screening, assessment, occupational therapy diagnosis, plan of care, and assessment of outcomes (practice engagement);
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and communication skills (professional behavior);
  • Acquire knowledge of different cultural, gender, socio-economic, ethical and contextual factors that affect occupational therapy practice (community engagement);
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through writing, listening, and speech (communication);
  • Demonstrate integration of cognitive and practical learning required to enhance outcomes for clients in a variety of practice settings (scholarship in practice; practice engagement);
  • Educate others regarding occupational therapy practice, prevention, health and wellness, using relevant and effective teaching methodologies (education);
  • Manage resources to achieve occupational therapy goals while participating as a full member of the inter-professional team and understanding economic factors that impact the delivery of services (systems of practice);
  • Demonstrate the capacity to make significant contributions to clients, the profession, and the community within complex health systems (practice engagement; systems of practice);
  • Provide autonomous care and appropriately address patients’ needs for services with the use of support services and/or outside referral (practice engagement);
  • Demonstrate commitment to occupational therapy through participation in professional organizations, ongoing learning, and professional development (practice engagement; scholarship in practice; classroom as clinic—clinic as classroom);
  • Demonstrate commitment to the current and future needs of local and global communities through service (scholarship in practice).