OTA 100 - Occupational Therapy Foundations and Fieldwork IA

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course is an introduction to the profession of occupational therapy. This course is a combination of 30 hours didactic and 30 hours fieldwork 1A with a primary focus on psychosocial and social factors that influence participation and engagement. The history and philosophy of the profession is presented with a focus on professional roles and responsibilities and standards of practice within a variety of treatment settings. Students are introduced to the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association and legislative acts that influence the practice of occupational therapy. In addition to exposure to various practice areas and the changing practice of healthcare. Students are introduced to occupational therapy media and its application to the specific life tasks of the disabled. Activity analysis and occupational activities are defined and explored. Students in this class explore the foundations of OT process and engagement that has as its focus psychosocial and social factors that influence engagement in occupation. (F, Sp)