OTD 644 Occupational Science, 3 credits

Occupational science, also known as occupationology, is the study of occupation. Occupation is "all 'doing' that has intrinsic and extrinsic meaning" (Wilcock, p. 257). The occupational therapy profession is becoming increasingly reliant on occupational science as a cornerstone of research and knowledge which justifies the use of occupation in therapeutic intervention. The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge of the history, evolution, and current state of the occupational science discipline, and how occupational science can be used as a framework for occupational therapy assessment and intervention.

Spring semester