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Program Outcomes & Objectives  |   Occupational Therapy Professional Master’s Program

Program Outcomes & Objectives


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Student Data – Progression and Retention

Year Graduated from Program Number of Students Admitted Number of Students who did not complete the program Retention Percentage Progression
(Percentage of retained students completing in the standard 7 semesters)
Total Number of Program Graduates
2017 53 2 96% 90% 47
2016 54 6 89% 98% 50
2015 53 4 93% 94% 49
Total 160 12 92.5% 94% 146

Florida International University Occupational Therapy Professional Master’s Program

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Department prepares competent entry-level occupational therapists through a curriculum that focuses on cultural diversity and globalization, occupational performance, community engagement, and research and evidence-based practice (Curricular Themes). Our graduates demonstrate the following core competencies.

A. Culture and Cultural Diversity Graduates will:

  • Understand their own cultural background, attitudes and beliefs and demonstrate knowledge and respect of differences – with the ability to modify responses to meet the needs of individuals and populations.
  • Identify issues related to culture that impact the delivery of OT services in culturally diverse communities both locally and globally.
  • As a part of the OT process, demonstrate self-awareness, knowledge, and skill in implementing culturally responsive programming.

B. Occupational Performance: 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 across populations, settings, and practice areas.
  • Utilize clinical reasoning to select relevant screening and assessment methods while considering such factors as client’s priorities, context(s), theories, and evidence-based practice.
  • Collaborate with client, family, and significant others throughout the occupational therapy process.
  • Establish an accurate and appropriate plan using clinical reasoning and based on the evaluation results, through integrating multiple factors such as client’s priorities, context(s), theories, and evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrate safe and ethical practice.
  • Effectively communicate in both oral and written format about the OT process.

C. Community engagement Graduates will:

  • Effectively articulate the value of occupation to diverse communities.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in developing therapeutic programs based upon the needs identified by the community including emerging practice areas
  • Influence policies, practice, and education by being advocates for the distinct value of occupational therapy for individuals, populations, organizations, including those who have been marginalized and underserved.
  • Engage in formal/informal leadership activities at local and global level to enhance the role of occupational therapy and serve communities and communities of OT practice.

D. Competent research and evidence-based practitioners Graduates will:

  • Evaluate, synthesize, and apply evidence-based practice (EBP) to create a specific program and/or intervention to promote efficacious, client-centered, culturally relevant practice.
  • Increase the body of knowledge in OT practice and health-related professions through preparation & dissemination of scholarship.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of Florida International University Occupational Therapy Program shall:

A. Understand and appreciate the importance and relevance of human occupation and occupational performance to the unique characteristics of the person and environment in which the person is functioning.

  • Identify, with the client, the personal meaning of occupations that yield unique characteristics of the individual and the context
  • Enable the client to perform personally valued and relevant occupations by collaborating with the client to remediate and/or compensate for performance skills that have been barriers
  • Design and provide services to ameliorate, maintain, or prevent deficits in occupational performance of self-care, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation
  • Solve problems related to occupational performance through creative reasoning skills that regenerate the client’s sense of hope.

B. Be committed to evidence based practice and competent in research

  • Assume responsibility to seek evidence for continuously improving practice
  • Participate in activities that advance theoretical and practical knowledge through preparation and dissemination of scholarship
  • Engage in learning about new development and emerging areas of practice and critically apply new skills into practice
  • Select relevant screening and assessment methods while considering such factors as client’s priorities, context(s), theories, and evidence-based practice
  • 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.

C. Be competent in culturally aware, client-centered, occupation-based, interprofessional practice (local & global, emerging practice)

  • Practice with the belief that the most important and valid perspective regarding occupational therapy outcome is that of the client
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with the client, family, and significant others, other members of the healthcare teams throughout the occupational therapy process
  • 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
  • Reflect the values and attitudes of the profession through ethical practice, social justice, and cultural responsibility
  • Identify issues related to culture that impact the delivery of OT services in a culturally-diverse community
  • Influence policies, practice, and education by being advocates for occupational therapy for individuals, populations, organizations, including those who have been marginalized and underserved and for the profession
  • Honor the uniqueness of all clients through a non-judgmental relationship that celebrate diversity in cultural expression, age, ethno-racial heritage, sexual orientation and religious practice
  • Respect the trust granted by a client and appreciate the responsibility of consensual therapy by exercising sound clinical judgment
  • Develop partnerships with groups representing persons who are disabled in order to advocate for social justice and promote full participation in valued roles j. Openly experience the perspective of different cultural groups with the global community

D. Adopt a stance of life-long community engagement and contribute to the local and global community in the health and well-being

  • Collaborate with stake holders in developing programming based upon the needs identified by the community including emerging practice areas
  • Act at the local level in one’s immediate community recognizing that by participating locally one is also contributing globally.

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