The mission of our entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy Program is:

Through engaged learning, advocacy and community engagement, JMU’s MOT program promotes health and resilience through the use of occupations and the transformation of environments.

Each graduate will:

  • Demonstrate the distinct value of occupation to promote health, wellness, and quality of life with people, groups, and populations.
  • Employ competent professional skills and knowledge for practice in current and emerging settings throughout the lifespan.
  • Exemplify professional attitudes and behaviors indicative of the Occupational Therapy Core Values and the Code of Conduct.
  • Articulate theory, data, and evidence in professional reasoning to communicate the value of occupational therapy services to various stakeholders and professionals.
  • Advocate and serve regionally to promote health, equity, sustainable change, and increase capacity for resilience.
  • Engage with national and international professional literature for evidence-based practice, lifelong learning, and scholarly endeavors.

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