Through its innovative curricular design, the NSU's Occupational Therapy Department prepares students to go beyond entry-level practitioners through the program's vision and mission.
Vision Statement: The entry-level OTD program's vision is to lead the profession and community through its contributions in educational leadership, community and professional service, life-long learning, and scholarly endeavors.
Mission Statement: The entry-level OTD program's mission is to prepare qualified students to become successful occupational therapy practitioners, managers, and leaders to lead the profession and community through its contributions in educational leadership, community, and professional service, life-long learning, scholarship, and research.
The Nova Southeastern University Occupational Therapy Department philosophy views occupation and occupational performance as core for organizing curriculum, community interactions, teaching/learning processes, and student outcomes for successful practice as occupational therapists. Occupation is a core construct of the curriculum. Defined as a complex process of doing, being and/or becoming, it provides a foundation, and primary focus for all matters associated with departmental functioning. The following statements further identify the critical aspects of occupation to the occupational therapy department.
Occupational therapy is a health profession that optimizes participation in life. We believe that occupational therapy -