OT 724

Occupational Therapy for Populations and Health Promotion

This course prepares clinicians to be leaders in the area of occupational therapy health promotion interventions across the lifespan at a population level. Students explore the philosophical base to support occupational therapists' participation in interventions focused on health promotion and the distinctive perspective the profession brings to chronic disease management and fostering lifestyle behaviors that are health promoting across the lifespan. As part of this course, students are prepared to design and implement interventions in areas such as healthy technology use, obesity prevention, fall prevention, healthy aging in place, injury prevention, self-management for chronic diseases, and caregiver support programs.