Upon completion of the OTD Program, graduates will have developed knowledge and skills to become evidence-based practitioners, advanced clinicians, and professional leaders. Specifically, graduates will:
- Become self directed, evidence-based learners through the ability to access and critically evaluate the reliability of electronic databases and web resources.
- Demonstrate the ability to access and critically evaluate literature related to occupational therapy.
- Apply principles of evidence-based practice as a basis for clinical decision making in the student’s work setting.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of occupational therapy practice through the study and application of occupational science literature and occupation-based intervention.
- Design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative occupation-based programs in the student’s chosen area of interest.
- Develop the skills to become professional leaders in areas of public policy/ethics, professional advocacy, education, and business.
- Successful completion of the Capstone Project, which requires literature review, advanced practice skills, and leadership ability.
- Exit interview with students to evaluate effectiveness of the program in meeting learning objectives.
- Follow up survey of graduates to determine the percentage of graduates employed in leadership positions following graduation.