We envision a future where:
Occupational therapists develop partnerships with all members of the community.Occupational therapy services occur in homes, neighborhoods, communities, and institutions; the places where individuals live, work, and play.Practice is client-centered and embedded in theory and research.Occupation is central and celebrated for its complexity and depth.
Our students will:
Be leaders and innovators, responsive to the changing health care needs within our diverse society.Use occupation as the central focus of their practice.Become competent and ethical professionals who use theory and research to guide their clinical practice.Develop the skills to serve consumers through the roles of clinician, collaborator, coach, educator, and advocate.Value promotion of social justice through service to the community.
In support of the mission of Eastern Michigan University and the College of Health and Human Services, the mission of the Occupational Therapy Program in the School of Health Sciences is:
To prepare graduates who:
The Occupational Therapy Program is designed to: