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Program Outcomes & Objectives

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Student Data – Progression and Retention

Year Graduated from Program # of Students Admitted # of Students who did not complete the program Retention % Progression (% of retained students completing in the standard 7 semesters)
2017 53 2 96% 90%
2016 53 6 89% 98%
2015 53 4 93% 94%
Total 159 10 94% 94%

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Student Learning Outcomes

Competent evidence-based practitioners

  • Graduates will be able to apply, evaluate, and synthesize evidence-based practice (EBP) to create a specific program and/or intervention to promote efficacious, client-centered, culturally-relevant practice.

Competent in client-centered, occupation-based practice

  • Graduates will demonstrate entry-level competencies by engaging in a theoretically-informed process of evaluation, screening and intervention that is client-centered, culturally-responsive, and occupation-based.
  • Graduates will select relevant screening and assessment methods while considering such factors as client’s priorities, context(s), theories, and evidence-based practice.
  • Graduates will collaborate with clients and their family and significant others throughout the occupational therapy process.
  • Graduates will establish an accurate and appropriate plan based on the evaluation results, through integrating multiple factors such as client’s priorities, context(s), theories, and evidence-based practice.

Culturally responsive

  • Graduates will be able to identify issues related to culture that impact the delivery of OT services in a culturally-diverse community.


  • Graduates will be able to influence policies, practice, and education by being advocates for occupational therapy for individuals, populations, and organizations, including those who have been marginalized and underserved.


  • Graduates will be able to increase body of knowledge in OT practice and health-related professions through preparation and dissemination of scholarship.


  • Graduates will engage in formal/informal leadership activities at local and global level to enhance occupational therapy.

Community engagement

  • Graduates will collaborate with stakeholders in developing therapeutic programs based upon the needs identified by the community including emerging practice areas.

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