Arts and Sciences Learning Objectives
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:
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.
Students will advocate as leaders and change agents within the occupational
- Students will craft unique collaborative inter-professional relationships
- Students will design and implement evidence-supported interventions to inform
- 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
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.
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
- 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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