OT 360 Non-Traditional Settings and Occupational Therapy Practices: Working with Homeless Populations, 3 credits

This elective course will introduce the occupational therapy student to issues surrounding a lack of access to health care, specifically occupational therapy services, for adults from an underserved population -- the homeless. 150 minutes/lecture discussion will occur each week, and be supplemented by service learning based field trips. One major field trip will occur over fall break and involve volunteering at a regional homeless shelter. Throughout the semester, field trips to a local community based homeless shelter will also occur.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor, students enrolled in the OT weekday program years 2-4