This course provides a historical perspective for the evolution of the profession of occupational therapy. The role of occupational therapist is viewed within the context of synthesizing current theories, service delivery settings, models of practice, and current research related to the practice of occupational therapy. The structure and function of the profession will be identified, including the guiding principles and ethical standards, and the important professional organizations, i.e. AOTA, ACOTE, NBCOT, and WFOT. Legal issues such as state licensure and malpractice will also be examined. Students will study the domain and process of occupational therapy practice and apply their knowledge of the discipline of occupational science to the profession of occupational therapy.
PREREQUISITE(S): All 500 - 700 level OTR courses