The philosophy of the Department of Occupational Therapy is consistent with the Philosophical Base of the American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2006. This includes the idea that humans are self-directed, adaptive, occupational beings and as such, their development occurs in the context of occupation. Therefore, learning occurs as students are immersed in the educational occupations of innovative classroom activities, extracurricular leadership, collaboration with others both inside and outside the profession, and engagement in the research process.
Instructors structure educational occupations in order to help students extend and revise prior knowledge, see new ideas in a coherent relationship to one another, and apply knowledge to concrete problem-solving.
Our goal is to transform students into emerging professionals that are globally thinking leaders, innovative service-oriented practitioners, and evidence-based interdisciplinary team members.
Student Learning Objectives for the Occupational Therapy Program
at Le Moyne College
1. Relate organizational dynamics to the delivery of OT services.
2. Integrate concepts of human relationships and systems into interactions with OT clients.
3. Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients to support the outcomes of OT.
4. Recognize the influence of diversity, dignity and justice on lived experience of individuals, populations, communities and global.
5. Describe the role of cultural, social, political, religious, and economic contexts on occupation.
6. Apply theory and scholarship to daily practice as an occupational therapist.
7. Demonstrate empathetic and ethical behavior and dispositions as an OT professional.
8. Collaborate with the professional and lay communities to implement new, integrative occupational therapy services.
9. Reflect on one’s own practice and professional growth as an occupational therapist.