Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
The Philosophy of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is grounded in a holistic view of humans as complex beings who have a right to health and participation. We believe that it is through God’s creation that we are provided the opportunity to lead and to serve.
In regards to humans and occupation, we believe:
- Humans are complex beings who seek meaning in life by continually exploring occupations through the life span.
- Humans have a right to experience occupation as meaningful and enriching (Townsend & Wilcock, 2004).
- Humans have a right to develop through participation in occupations for health and social inclusion (Townsend & Wilcock, 2004).
- Humans have a right to engage in a variety of meaningful occupations and to choose those occupations (Townsend & Wilcock, 2004).
“Professional education is a journey of mind, body, and spirit that involves growth and development in self-discovery, critical thinking, and use of self.”
-Department of Occupational Therapy