College of Education and Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Goals (in development)

At the successful conclusion of the Salus post professional OTD program, students will:

  • Acquired, as a foundation for professional study, a breadth and depth of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences and an understanding of issues related to diversity
  • Prepared to articulate and apply Occupational Therapy theory and evidence-based evaluations and interventions to achieve expected outcomes as related to occupation
  • Prepared to be a lifelong learner, and keep current with evidence-based professional practice
  • Uphold the ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the Occupational Therapy profession
  • Prepared to advocate as a professional for the Occupational Therapy services offered and for the recipients of those services
  • Prepared to be an effective consumer of the latest research and knowledge bases that support practice, and contribute to the growth and dissemination of research and knowledge
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of delivery models, policies, and systems related to the area of practice in settings where Occupational Therapy currently is practiced, and where it is emerging as a service
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Active involvement in professional development, leadership, and advocacy
  • Relate theory to practice and demonstrate synthesis of advanced knowledge in a practice area through completion of a culminating project
  • Develop in-depth experience in one or more of the following areas through completion of a doctoral experiential component: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory development.