The mission of the Florida International University Occupational Therapy department is to establish excellence in occupational therapy education, research and scholarly activities as well as to prepare culturally knowledgeable entry level practitioners who will provide evidence-based occupational therapy services to a locally and globally diverse community.
The department’s mission reflects the college’s mission to teach, conduct research, and serve the community. The college prepares diverse healthcare professionals as providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally competent care within a highly technological and global environment. The college promotes, expands and validates scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary research. The department’s mission is in concert with the university’s mission to meet the educational and support needs of a diverse student population and provide opportunities for minority and non-traditional students.
The vision of the FIU Occupational Therapy department is to be locally and globally recognized for quality occupational therapy education, community engagement, research and scholarly activity.