Occupational Therapy is a profession that focuses on helping all individuals, groups, and populations to live the life they desire, as successfully as possible. Occupational therapy professionals are trained to employ critical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice interventions in providing high quality, client-centered care that can support individuals, groups, and/or populations in engaging in all occupations of their lives.
The Wilmington College Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy is a residential, entry-level program, designed with a unique focus on enhancing rural health care services. Students that attend this program will be well-prepared for practice in a wide variety of health care settings, with all age groups and diverse populations. Participation in the program requires a commitment of approximately 24 months, with students spending their first 4 semesters on campus completing the required coursework, and then leaving campus for the last 2 semesters to engage in the required Level II Fieldwork experiences.
The mission of the Occupational Therapy Program at Wilmington College is to prepare exceptional occupational therapy professionals that recognize the importance of participating in community service, scholarship, and lifelong learning and have the capacity to employ evidence-based clinical reasoning skills and an occupation-based, client-centered focus to provide high quality, compassionate care in meeting the needs of diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on rural settings.
The vision of the Wilmington College Occupational Therapy Program is to be recognized for educating highly skilled occupational therapy practitioners that are prepared to provide quality health care and outreach services, to meet the demands of a diverse society and prioritize care for the needs of individuals, groups, and populations in rural settings.