Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Mission

Our Mission is to educate and prepare future occupational therapists who respond to the occupational needs of a diverse, complex, interdependent, and ever-changing global society. Xavier University OTD graduates will practice as ethical, competent, and caring professionals using critical, creative, and reflective thinking and habits of lifelong learning. As professionals, Xavier University graduates will balance autonomous and collaborative decision-making to successfully navigate a variety of inclusive delivery systems in traditional and emerging practice areas where they implement theory-driven and evidence-based practice. Xavier University graduates will be leaders who model and advocate for justice for persons, groups, and populations. To promote occupational participation and advance the profession, our graduates will utilize, produce, and disseminate scholarly works.

 

Occupational Therapy Master Program Mission

The Mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy is to complement the Mission of Xavier University and the College of Professional Sciences by providing an educational experience resulting in competent, caring, and ethical occupational therapy practitioners. Graduates will value service provision to meet the occupational needs of society, promote holistic well-being, and sensitivity to diversity. This is accomplished through faculty dedication to excellence in education and scholarship and a commitment of service to the Department, University, community, and/or profession of occupational therapy. We promote students' professional growth and development of mind, body, and spirit to produce occupational therapists who are creative, critical thinkers. This prepares graduates to become change agents and advocates via direct service (practitioner), consultation (educator), policy development (manager), and systematic critical inquiry (researcher). Finally, it is our Mission that graduates are committed to client-centered best practice, lifelong learning, and dedicated to promoting occupational justice.