OT-860: Occupational Therapy Leadership and Advocacy

4 credit hours


Examines the varied roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist as a leader in practice, education research, consultative and entrepreneur arenas. Roles include involvement in international, national, state, and local professional associations. Application of leadership theory, adult learning, change, program development, and marketing strategies in health or community settings is analyzed. The impact of professional and personal accountability, competency and advocacy strategies for the profession is emphasized. The development of an electronic professional portfolio is a major outcome of the course.