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Curriculum Design

The developmental nature of our curriculum allows students to be introduced, practice and master, core competencies pertaining to the clinical practice of Occupational Therapy. The curriculum is brought to life through organizing strands, which serve to infuse the mission and philosophy of the program into each course. The courses are organized into sequences that aim to gradually enable students’ learning and professional competency.

The organizing strands for the curriculum are:

  1. Clinical reasoning/evidence-based practice/research
  2. Engagement in meaningful occupation
  3. Health promotion, prevention and wellness
  4. Professional socialization/community service

The occupational therapy program will allow you to:

  • Focus on your individual professional growth and development
  • Participate in community service learning
  • Enhance cultural sensitivity and practice skills
  • Use health promotion in community settings
  • Develop skills to treat the whole person including physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs
  • Use purposeful activity to promote health and independence
  • Prepare for a successful career and leadership roles within the Occupational Therapy profession.