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Mission

Mission

The Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate at South University offers advanced educational experiences that are grounded in evidence based practice, critical analysis, and scholarship to prepare the advanced practitioner, educator or leader in becoming a change-agent within the dynamic landscape of Occupational Therapy.

The Department of Occupational Therapy educates students who integrate the art and science of Occupational Therapy. Faculty-mentors collaborate and work closely with students so they can foster a professional attitude of caring, policy development, and stewardship. Through engagement in diverse learning opportunities within the classroom and community, students graduate as competent and ethically-sound practitioners who will intuitively employ evidence based practices throughout the many emerging therapeutic approaches. The graduates of the POTD program will promote health and well-being through engagement in therapeutic occupations (e.g. everyday life activities), and thus, enhance quality of life for their clients wherever they live, work and play.

Vision

The Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is an innovative and quality graduate curriculum that builds the profession’s capacity to empower the advanced clinical-scholar. The program emphasizes advanced leadership, advanced pedagogy, and advanced clinical knowledge that is consistent with the vision of South University where critical thinking, professionalism and community service are tantamount to transformative learning.

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