The expected student outcomes reflect Trinity’s vision and mission, Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards, AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process as well as AOTA Blueprint for Education.
Following completion of the OTA program in Trinity Washington University School of Nursing and Health Professions, the OTA graduate will:
- Demonstrate entry-level occupational therapy assistant clinical skills.
- Successfully pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam.
- Effectively gather client information to collaborate with the OTR and other team members in all aspects of the OT process.
- Demonstrate strong communication skills to effectively communicate the occupational needs of clients, populations or organizations to the OTR, healthcare team, family, or community.
- Identify and modify activities as interventions that support the needs and wants of the client in their pursuit to master occupations and the environment.
- Demonstrate professional behavior that reflects the standards and ethics of occupational therapy practice.
- Regard human life as a journey to find meaning, balance and a lifelong process to master and adapt for success in occupational performance.
- Advance principles of equity, justice and honor for all people in the practice of occupational therapy.
- Demonstrate value in lifelong learning, participate in individual state and national organizations, and seek leadership opportunities to promote “occupational therapy as a powerful, widely-recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs” (AOTA, 2006).
- Creatively apply the principles of health, well-being and life-satisfaction to serve as a resource for occupation-based program activities.
- Maintain professional competency through participation in professional development activities to provide evidence-based occupational therapy services to individuals, populations and organizations.