The Professional (Entry Level) Master of Science Degree Program
The occupational therapy programs mission is:
To educate and prepare occupational therapists to promote health and well-being through occupation as practitioners, consultants, educators, and researchers in a variety of socio-cultural, professional, and institutional contexts.
Our professional program prepares competent occupational therapists who, by virtue of their graduate professional education, can enter the health care field primarily as practitioners, with beginning skills in research, administration, indirect service, and education. The curriculum is based on the premise that students attain competence by learning in collaboration with their peers; by applying what they learn in a classroom to practice settings; and by developing skills for lifelong learning.
Students come into this program with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, including the humanities and sciences. Professional education builds on and refines this knowledge base and develops skills in concept formation, analysis, synthesis, and problem solving.