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Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the OTD Program, graduates will have developed knowledge and skills to become evidence-based practitioners, advanced clinicians, and professional leaders. Specifically, graduates will:

  1. Become self directed, evidence-based learners through the ability to access and critically evaluate the reliability of electronic databases and web resources.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to access and critically evaluate literature related to occupational therapy.
  3. Apply principles of evidence-based practice as a basis for clinical decision making in the student’s work setting.
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of occupational therapy practice through the study and application of occupational science literature and occupation-based intervention.
  5. Design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative occupation-based programs in the student’s chosen area of interest.
  6. Develop the skills to become professional leaders in areas of public policy/ethics, professional advocacy, education, and business.