Learning Outcomes for the Entry Level MSOT

Upon completion of the Entry-Level MSOT Program, graduates will be able to:

  • describe the importance of theory to both occupational therapy practice and knowledge development.
  • apply all occupational therapy theories and selected related theories from other disciplines to the problems encountered by those persons who are ill or disabled, or at risk for becoming ill or disabled.
  • demonstrate respect for the right of the patient/client to a meaningful, purposeful life as defined by self and society.
  • demonstrate an attitude of respect for knowledge and exercise a commitment to life-long learning.
  • analyze the components of human occupation from physical, emotional, sociological, and cultural perspectives.
  • appreciate the key elements of healthy living to include emotional, physical and spiritual health.
  • understand how lifestyle aids in the recovery from or prevention of many illnesses.
  • assist people in overcoming obstacles and reaching goals that improve their quality of life, their independence, and/or their state of health.
  • analyze current trends in health care and anticipate future trends that may impact practice.
  • assume positions of leadership in local, state and national professional organizations.
  • appreciate the multiple contexts for occupational therapy intervention that may include the clinic, school, home and community.
  • appreciate the responsibility of the practitioner to encourage and develop models for evidence-based practice, and for client- and population-based research to support effective practices.
  • satisfy all of the requirements for entry-level occupational therapy practice as defined by the ACOTE Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist.


Elizabeth M. Bentz, OTD, OTR/L, SIPT, RYT
Department Chair, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor
Bernardine Hall 114E


Graduate and Adult Education
Upland Center, 1st Floor


Entry Level MSOT Program