Occupational Therapy Program Outcomes
Graduates of the Occupational Therapy Program will:
- Use critical reasoning to provide evidence-based occupational therapy services within a variety of service delivery models, health care settings and community-based systems.
- Ensure that OT services will be delivered within a collaborative, client-centered, occupation-based foundation with effective consideration of underlying factors that influence the individual's ability to engage and participate in valued occupations.
- Clearly articulate, document and apply professional leadership principles and ethics in the advocacy for clients' needs, the needs of the profession and the needs of society.
- Provide direct and indirect OT services to promote and sustain health, facilitate typical growth and development, prevent deficits and maintain, restore or enhance function through remediation, compensation and adaptation services as needed.
- Within the guidelines of the OT profession, demonstrate the ability to manage and evaluate the effectiveness of OT services including client care outcomes, departmental operations, documentation and reimbursement compliance.
- Initiate and participate in collaborative and cooperative interactions with intra-professionals and inter-professionals, clients, caregivers and significant others to achieve desired occupational therapy outcomes.
- Continue to assume the responsibility for self-directed personal and professional growth needed for professional and cultural competence, ethical practice and life-long learning.
- Demonstrate skill in critiquing and applying research evidence with a working competence of scientific inquiry, research methodology and decimination of knowledge.
- Advocate for individuals, populations, organizations and society as well as the OT profession to ensure promotion of health and wellness, access to health care services and decrease incidences of healthcare disparity in our society.
- Continue to participate in leadership, advocacy and promotion of occupational therapy through membership and active participation in professional organizations, government agencies, human service organizations and community outreach.
- Demonstrate values and attitudes consistent with the mission of Nebraska Methodist College, its MOT program and the published guidelines of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., including its credentialing and regulatory agencies.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of advancing technology in addressing client-centered occupational therapy outcomes.
- Demonstrate the research and scholarship skills necessary to critique today's practice for tomorrow's needs.