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MISSION

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program empowers students with the necessary competencies of a level entry Occupational Therapy Assistant to be able to effectively perform in the different contexts of delivery and models of service.  The program contributes to improving the quality of life of the Puerto Rican society, especially for those individuals with different abilities.

The educational process enables students to generate alternatives and make changes to satisfy the interests and needs of individuals, their families, and the communities they serve.  This is provided in accordance with the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework:  Domain and Process, and the values and principles of the professional Code of Ethics.

Students are exposed to an integral education through a constant search for a variety of educational experiences to stimulate reflection and critical, creative, and inquisitive thinking skills.  This allows for studentsí introspection of their strengths and areas for improvement, as well as their personal and professional impact on society.  We accomplish our mission by having a relevant, updated and innovative academic program in accordance with educational and professional trends.  This is achieved through an academic and clinical faculty who has the necessary credentials and commitment towards the education and service of human beings.  

Approved by:
Occupational Therapy Faculty
September 2003

 

                The Occupational Therapy Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, birth, age,

          physical or mental disability, origin, social condition, or political or religious ideas.

 

      Page updated by:  Loida Almenas

      February 2012