Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
therapy is the art and science of facilitating
human participation in occupation (i.e., self-care,
leisure and work tasks) to restore, reinforce and
enhance performance, facilitate learning of
skills and functions essential for adaptation and
productivity, diminish pathology, and promote health.
therapists use self-care, work, homemaking, play and
leisure activities as therapeutic occupations.
The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science offers the following programs:
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The vision of the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science is to be a national leader in the development of occupational therapy practitioners and occupational scientists who improve the health and occupational lives of individuals, communities and populations.
The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science cultivates competent, ethical, and empathic occupational therapists and occupational scientists who are leaders, scholars and advocates. This is achieved through innovative teaching, immersive learning experiences, and dynamic community partnerships.
Revised and Approved by Faculty on August 19, 2015
THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION (ACOTE) OF THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA), LOCATED AT 4720 MONTGOMERY LANE, SUITE 200, BETHESDA, MD 20814-3449.