The Mission of the Salem State University Occupational Therapy program emphasizes cultural diversity with a commitment to continuing education, civic engagement, research and life-long learning. The focus of the occupational therapy program is to prepare the adult learner to become registered therapists through a flexible, part-time program that encompasses a philosophy of progressive education. The philosophy of the occupational therapy curriculum encourages both short and long-term development of professional skills and knowledge in the areas of clinical reasoning, communication and leadership, scientific inquiry and the occupational therapy paradigm. The curriculum also supports and develops student expertise in the areas of research, education and professional competence.
The occupational therapy mission is congruent with the Salem State University Mission and the Mission of the School of Graduate Studies.
Salem State University Mission Statement
Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.
School of Graduate Studies Mission
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide high-quality education and create a stimulating environment for research, scholarship and civic engagement that prepares a diverse community of learners for success in an ever-changing global society.