Professional Competencies and Learning Outcomes


The MOT curriculum is designed to be in accordance with the mission and philosophy statements of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, the School of Health Professions, the Occupational Therapy Department and the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The Occupational Therapy faculty has agreed upon the student learning outcomes for completion of the Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum.

The content selection, scope, and sequencing of the curriculum are designed so that students will acquire the competencies, as expressed in our student learning outcomes, to become proficient entry-level occupational therapists and life-long learners.



Upon completion of the MOT program, the student will demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for competent practice. The graduating student will:

  • Apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from the basic, behavioral, social, and occupational therapy sciences in planning and implementing occupational therapy practice.
  • Advocate for clients, families and the profession through employment as an OT.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in professional situations, using appropriate modes of expression, documentation and interpersonal interaction.
  • Implement professional and scientific inquiry, methodology, and scholarly writing.
  • Participate and contribute in the planning, development, and implementation of state of the art clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate competencies in the complex, collaborative, and changing health care, educational and community environments.
  • Display cultural competence in meeting the occupational performance needs of diverse populations.
  • Provide occupational therapy services within the framework of ethical and professional standards.