Catalogue 2019 - 2020

OTD 500 Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy


2 crs.


Admission to the OTD program

Course Description

This course introduces key concepts related to occupational therapy and occupational science, including the study of the role of occupation in the profession and the innate desire for humans to engage in meaningful and purposeful occupations throughout life. In addition, the history and guiding philosophy of occupational therapy, the principles and theories guiding practice, and the roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapy practitioner will be introduced. Key legislation, and professional documents, including the OT Practice Framework, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, etc., will be introduced and established as frameworks for practice. Requirements for licensure and certification will also be introduced.