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 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Occupational Therapy Program graduates will: 

  1. apply foundational science principles in their clinical reasoning throughout all steps of the occupational therapy process
    1. Summarize structures, function, and pathological conditions that affect selected aspects of the body.
    2. Explain selected aspects of client conditions and occupational therapy evaluation and intervention using foundational science concepts.

  2. function as entry level, generalist occupational therapists.
    1. Communicate proficiently with clients, supervisors, co-workers, family members and significant others in verbal, non-verbal, and written formats.
    2. Use client-centered, occupation-based approaches throughout the occupational therapy process.
    3. Effectively evaluate client’s occupational performance.
    4. Formulate intervention plans that facilitate the client’s occupational performance.
    5. Implement intervention plans that are client-centered and occupation based

  3. incorporate theory into their occupational therapy practice
    1. Justify the occupational therapy theory underlying evaluations and interventions used in practice.
    2. Use theory as a basis for program planning for both individuals and populations.

  4. serve as leaders with effective professional behaviors
    1. Adhere to ethical and legal regulations of practice.
    2. Demonstrate effective professional behaviors.
    3. Use culturally sensitive practices.
    4. Serve in leadership roles and advocate for clients and the profession.
    5. Embrace life-long learning for continued professional growth.

  5. use evidence appropriately to guide clinical practice
    1. Use evidence to inform decisions.
    2. Systematically record and analyze client outcomes in own practice.
    3. Read current scholarly literature related to practice.