Tufts University  |  Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  |  Find People  | 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy is to develop, disseminate, and apply knowledge that promotes meaningful and healthy participation in daily activities of individuals, families, and communities.

Vision Statement

We are a diverse and transformative learning environment, unified by our commitment to excellence and leadership in education, scholarship, practice, and service that inspires lifelong professional growth.

Our Values

  • Rigorous scholarship and empirical research driven by a spirit of inquiry and teaching, the desire to understand processes and outcomes of daily occupation and participation, and the development and assessment of practical applications.
  • Excellence in clinical reasoning related to professional ethics, client centeredness, and the use of best practices and current evidence.
  • Diversity in people, ideas, perspectives, and practices.
  • Effective collaboration with each other, other disciplines, our communities, and our global partners.
  • Compassionate service to local and global communities.