The Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at P&S.
The professional occupational therapy program leads to the degree of Master of Science and is directed toward the development of master practitioners and leaders in the field by providing an opportunity for the establishment of a generic foundation followed by the acquisition of basic concepts of administration, supervision, and education; and by development of concepts and techniques in evidence based practice and in the scientific method.
Graduates of our professional program can identify human and environmental problems, can independently and collaboratively search for and create resources to develop solutions, and through a process of clinical reasoning based on evidence based practice determine and implement optimal intervention strategies. Mastery of these skills is achieved through a curriculum model that simultaneously provides a variety of clinical and academic resources and teaches students to seek these out.
The program provides a foundation for graduates to assume responsibility for lifelong learning and for contributing to the growth and evolution of occupational therapy.