Clarkson's Occupational Therapy Program's "curricular threads" represent the themes that are interwoven throughout all of the coursework. They reflect the values and priorities of our program, as well as the unique philosophy and mission of Clarkson University.
- Professional Identity
Students will value and assume an identity of service and contribution, by promoting occupation and participation in multiple contexts through the identification of barriers to and providing supports for occupational roles and performance patterns.
Students will develop the ability to meet the needs of local, regional, and global society, including a focus on rural communities, through research and scholarship.
Students will learn to engineer solutions through technology including telehealth, assistive technology, and virtual contexts.
- Education & Research
Students will develop problem-solving abilities through science-driven practice and the use of practice-based evidence, with a focus on occupation as both intervention and outcome.
- Interprofessional Practice
Students will exhibit strong leadership and collaborative skills as they assume roles of advocacy and activism for both clients and the profession.