Department of Occupational Therapy Philosophy of Learning

The Philosophical Base of Occupational Therapy identifies the unique contribution that the profession of occupational therapy makes to individuals, families, communities, and populations (AOTA, 2017). In an everchanging environment, practitioners must be willing and capable to provide services, all while enabling participation in meaningful occupations. The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) reflects the department’s beliefs that people, as individuals and in groups, feel fulfilled when participating in occupations.