The design of the
Seton Hall University Occupational Therapy curriculum integrates the concepts
from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
(ICF; WHO, 2001) and the three primary roles of the occupational therapist:
practitioner, manager and contributor. Throughout
the curriculum, the emphasis begins with the practitioner role, followed by the
contributor and manager roles.
in body structures and functions is met through pre-requisite courses, and
foundational coursework early in the curriculum. This is followed by emphasizing the impact of
health conditions and impairments on activities and participation of older
adults, adults and children/adolescents. Moreover, the reverse developmental courses are arranged so that
students engage health and medical condition knowledge, appropriate
assessments and appropriate interventions in the same term, thus integrating
the knowledge, application, evaluation and synthesis of information needed for
clinical practice. The final terms of the curriculum focus on entrepreneurship,
prevention and health promotion and wellness. Additionally, the program
provides increasing challenges and complexities as the curriculum unfolds.
Professional Formation is the thread that runs
throughout the Seton Hall University Occupational Therapy curriculum. This thread focuses on the formation of
professional identity, including servant leadership, consistent with the Seton
Hall University mission. The Professional Formation sequence begins with
professional attitudes, behaviors and skills expected in graduate school and
clinical settings. The sequence progresses to critical thinking, clinical
reasoning and integration of knowledge. Therapeutic use of self and reflection
are integrated with Level I fieldwork experiences, service learning and
advocacy projects. The sequence culminates in planning for continued
professional development as practitioners, contributors and managers.
Download the full curriculum, outlined by termAcademic Policy
In order to ensure that the School graduates competent and ethical practitioners, the School of Health and Medical Sciences faculty, in conjunction with the Dean's Office, developed the Academic Performance Standards Policy and Student Performance Review Committee Procedures (PDF).
The form for student requests to appeal to the Student Performance Review Committee is available here.