Combined BS/MS Program Outcome Objectives

  1. Design, develop and implement a Master of Science degree program for occupational therapy assistants that broaden and advance the multiple skills required by students to be competent entry-level practitioners.

  2. Design, develop and implement a Master of Science degree program for occupational therapy assistants that promote an impassioned commitment to cultural, educational and civic leadership responsibilities within and outside of the occupational therapy profession.

  3. Design, develop and implement an occupational therapy program that emphasizes learning from a generalized versus specialized perspective, offering students a broad exposure to multiple service delivery models, treatment contexts and practice domains including emerging practice arenas.

  4. Design, develop and implement an occupational therapy program that endorses and educates students about the occupational therapy practice framework, articulating the core principles and constructs as the language of the occupational therapy profession.

  5. Design, develop and implement an occupational therapy program that encourages a student-centered learning model; one that promotes further construction of skills and knowledge attained from previous OTA educational and work experience while stimulating new learning and cognitive capabilities.

  6. Design, develop and implement an educational model that acknowledges and develops in its students a passion and commitment to the occupational therapy profession, while building on the commitment and goal of becoming or remaining a life-long learner.

  7. Design, develop and implement the Master of Science occupational therapy program that incorporates flexible alternatives to meet program objectives for the adult learner. These are developed through class assignments and fieldwork opportunities that will promote independent thinking and problem solving capabilities through broad and diverse academic and clinical realms.