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Occupational Therapy

Entry-Level Doctoral Program Objectives

In the tradition of Tufts University and the Boston School of Occupational Therapy we strive to Educate, Inspire, Innovate and Empower:

EDUCATE: Students will understand that professional education and scholarship at the graduate level is a continual (life-long) process.

  • Students will become self-directed learners and take ownership of their own personal educational journey.
  • Students will understand that learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom and continues as a critical piece of professional growth/professionalism.
  • Students will understand and reflect upon the importance of "occupation" at its deepest level.
  • Students will approach inter-professional and collaborative relationships with open-mindedness, creativity and flexibility of thinking, with clients, teams, and service delivery settings.

INSPIRE: Students will advocate as leaders and change agents within the occupational therapy profession

  • Students will craft unique collaborative inter-professional relationships
  • Students will design and implement evidence-supported interventions to inform best practice
  • Students will capitalize on resources to create and implement technology solutions for client benefit
  • Students will reflect on their social emotional intelligence and develop competency to define their leadership style and areas for continued growth within an ethical lens/framework

INNOVATE: Students will provide innovative and meaningful services based on client centered human occupations across a life-span.

  • Students will value the holistic approach and mindset occupational therapists use when working with clients.
  • Student will develop an entrepreneurial mindset to create new programming for traditional and emerging practice areas.
  • Students will design and develop innovative programs in emerging practice areas with ingenuity and an entrepreneurial lens.

EMPOWER: Students will develop into leaders with passion for civic engagement who are able to address current and future occupational needs of individuals, populations, communities and health care systems.

  • Students will become emerging leaders with a passion for civic engagement; addressing occupational needs at the level of the individual, populations, communities and health care systems.
  • Students will advocate for self, the profession and for clients paving the way for innovative application and scholarship in current and future practice.
  • Students will create interventions informed by principles of client-centered care, the client's environment, and informed by evidence.

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