OT 532 Community-based Practice, 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to community based practice settings and to help the student develop the necessary skills to work in emerging areas of practice within the profession. Students will explore the current trends that reflect a shift in the delivery of occupational therapy services from traditional settings to health promotion and wellness programs in the community. Throughout the course students will identify and critique programs that promote access to occupational therapy and explore occupation-centered programs at community based agencies that serve various groups and populations. Emphasis will be placed on underserved populations living in the community and/or at-risk populations including children and youth, adults and older adults.

Prerequisite: OT 405, OT 407