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South University, West Palm Beach, Occupational Therapy. Theory in every textbook. Practice in every classroom.

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The Occupational Therapy Program and its faculty-mentors are committed to developing advanced clinical-scholars who are able to:

  • Apply the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to make well-informed judgments regarding content validity in research as well as implement evidenced-based clinical practices throughout the spectrum of care.
  • Advocate for clients, communities and entire populations’ right to receive prompt and effective occupational therapy services and employ newly gained transformative knowledge to develop and secure policies at local, state, regional and national levels.
  • Employ critical thinking, life-long learning, and analytical methodologies to leverage and justify resources that enhance the effectiveness of advanced therapeutic interventions.
  • Critically examine the rapid changes occurring throughout the health care landscape as well as understand issues regarding managed care, third party reimbursement, access to specialty care, and how occupational therapy will weave meaningful occupation into contemporary practice models.
  • Collaborate with peers, faculty-mentors, subject matter experts, researchers and practitioners regarding material from peer-reviewed publications and do so during synchronous and asynchronous postings and during formal class presentations.
  • Become a self-directed leaner consistent with an advanced scholar who is able to understand scientific evidence so that he/she is able to critically analyze, interpret and synthesize data while applying it within specific practice areas.