Teaching For the Future of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Recreational Therapy (RT)
Occupational Therapy and Recreational Therapy share philosophical roots and the belief that health and quality of life only emerge when people regularly engage in a healthy variety of meaningful activities.
The Department fosters opportunities for interprofessional education that better prepares students to model or promote well-functioning health care teams and promotes a strong interface of colleagues and resources for collaboration.
We value engagement in research related to how participation in activities influences health and quality of life and the development and refinement of interventions effective in facilitating such participation.
We are committed to educating strong clinicians, researchers, and leaders for the unfolding future.
To discover and transmit knowledge through research, education and service relevant to occupational therapy and recreational therapy. Our research emphasizes the promotion of health and participation in valued life activities using an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for a diverse group of students to participate in a high quality, transformative educational experience. We prepare innovative OT and RT practitioners and scholars who provide evidence-based service. Our scholarly, educational, service and clinical activities meet unique needs of our communities.
Recognized as leaders in health research, clinical services and education of occupational therapists and recreational therapists who meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic society.