Educational Learning Outcomes
All graduates are expected to be competent for entry level occupational therapy practice. Learning outcomes are based on information from a variety of sources including: course and annual competencies, practice national board exams, program comprehensive exams, case studies with group collaboration, community projects with team and interprofessional collaboration, research projects, fieldwork and clinical opportunities. Outcomes are grouped according to curriculum threads. Students will be able to:
A: Occupation-Centered Practice
- Students will demonstrate understanding of determinants of occupation (anatomical/neurological, psychological, social-cultural, environmental).
- Students will be able to use occupation as a means to improve health and well-being of communities.
- Students will be able to assert the role of occupation and occupational therapy in a team setting.
- Students will exhibit occupation-based practice in entry level occupational therapy practice in a clinic/fieldwork setting.
B: Professional Reasoning
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of history, philosophy, theory, ethics, and professional reasoning.
- Students will be able to apply professional reasoning while conducting assessments and interventions for clients across the lifespan in a safe and meaningful manner.
- Students will be able to design, implement and critically evaluate research activities and outcomes in order to make informed decisions based on best evidence and outcomes data.
- Students will perform all fieldwork activities demonstrating professionalism and highest ethical standards.
C: Occupational Therapy Process
- Students will be able to explain the meaning and role of occupations and how it impacts health and environmental conditions on occupational performance of persons, groups, and populations.
- Students will be able to establish a profile, analyze occupational performance, plan/implement/evaluate interventions using remedial, adaptive, compensatory, consultative and educational approaches.
- Students will show effective communication with clients and the care team in order to promote safe delivery of services.
- Students will be able to meet entry level expectations in the occupational therapy process.
D. Civic Engagement
- Students will identify avenues for participation in occupational therapy associations such as Virginia Occupational Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, and World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
- Students will conduct needs assessment that evaluates community resources through collaboration with other professionals and identifies areas in which occupational therapy can supplement needs.
- Students will show leadership and management skills in the area of design and operation of therapy/healthcare entities and/or community projects.
- Students will be able to design, develop, and/or implement community programming to advocate for the underserved.
Program & Cohort Outcomes
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Graduation Rate from Past 3 Years (2018): 96%
Program performance data for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) National Certification Examination can be found at the following link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx