It is the vision of the Occupational Therapy Department to prepare occupational therapy graduates to enhance the occupational performance status of the citizens of eastern North Carolina, the state of North Carolina, and the broader community. We envision an educational community where faculty, staff, clinical educators, and students work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and commitment to excellence in occupational therapy practice.
The mission of the Occupational Therapy Department is to foster excellence in occupational therapy practice through graduate education, research, and service. Specifically, we will 1) provide the community with competent occupational therapy graduates who are leaders in the field and who, as change agents, are responsive to the unique sociocultural nature of the region and its residents, 2) provide quality graduate educational experiences which facilitate development of high levels of critical thinking, analytical ability, and independent inquiry, and 3) generate research which advances the art and science of the occupational therapy profession.
The objectives of the occupational therapy curriculum are the following: