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 aspects of their lives.
The Wilmington College Master of Science Program (MS) in Occupational Therapy is a residential, entry-level program, that has been designed with a unique focus on rural health care. Students that attend this program will be prepared for practice with all age groups and diverse populations, in a wide variety of health care settings. Participation in the program requires a commitment of approximately 27 months. The students spend the first 5 semesters on campus completing required coursework and then leave 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.