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Practice classes in the following areas are scheduled throughout our programs' curricula:

  • Group work
  • Pediatrics
  • Older adults
  • Adults with psychosocial barriers to participation
  • Adults with physical disability barriers to participation

In these courses students are expected to integrate foundational knowledge, theoretical knowledge and evidence with new skill development and professional reasoning through the use of highly interactive lecture and lab sessions. Both simulated and real clients are introduced throughout to prepare students for all levels of fieldwork and lifelong development as an occupational therapist.

Experiential Learning

Students will be involved in a variety of 'doing' experiences designed to enhance course related learning, students' professional development as well as clinical/professional reasoning and meet the needs of various populations. Examples of types of experiential learning opportunities offered at Tufts include:

  • Service Learning experiences in agencies serving children/adolescents and adults
  • Empower SCI wheelchair mobility training
  • Gateway to Gold Paralympic sports
  • CarFit Certification
  • Fieldtrips to settings
  • Reading Buddies for veterans with dementia
  • Level I Experiences in areas such as group leadership, program development, ergonomics, behavioral health, psychological/social factors influencing participation, occupational therapy practice
  • Level II fieldwork
  • Doctoral Capstone Experience