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The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy at VCU is to advance occupation-focused scholarship and practice through integrated education, research, and service.

This happens through:

  • Preparing outstanding, evidence-based, client-centered occupational therapists to serve the state and nation
  • Developing innovative and influential leaders who change policy, practice and systems
  • Responding to the occupational needs of the community
  • Creating new knowledge and promoting translational applications
  • Fostering cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion of faculty, students and staff