Program Outcomes

The occupational therapy practitioner, based on outcomes that are meaningful to clients, uses evaluation data to formulate and implement interventions to establish, restore, maintain or enhance functional and structural integrity, activity and participation in lifestyles that are optimally independent, productive and satisfying to clients.

Program outcomes

Graduates of the OTD Entry-Level Professional program will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish therapeutic relationships with clients and caregivers and professional relationships with colleagues consistent with the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (AOTA, 2010)
  • Evaluate body structures/functions to determine their impact on engagement and participation in activities and activity limitations
  • Develop and implement theory-driven and evidence-based body structure/function interventions to prevent, reduce, control or ameliorate impairment and to prepare for safe performance and participation in day-to-day activities
  • Screen and assess client’s participation and participation restrictions, activity and activity limitations, functional and structural integrity and impairments, and occupational environment; document the findings and accurately interpret the results
  • Formulate, implement and document theory-driven and evidence-based interventions that promote client’s participation in life situations, health and well-being and to prevent participation restrictions
  • Analyze day-to-day activities and occupations for their ability to enable client’s independence, safety and satisfaction
  • Develop and implement a transition plan in collaboration with clients in preparation for the discontinuation of occupational therapy services, when appropriate
  • Collaborate effectively in an interprofessional healthcare delivery model
  • Practice occupational therapy in an ethical manner