Occupational Science provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complexities of human occupation and its contribution to the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and societies.
Occupation is defined broadly as groups of activities and tasks performed in daily life (e.g., work activities, self-care activities, leisure activities). The field encompasses theoretical perspectives on occupation from within and outside the related profession of occupational therapy. Research in this area includes:
- Personal, micro-environmental and macro-environmental influences on occupation
- The contributions of occupation at the individual, community and society levels
- Approaches to effective occupational therapy and occupational enablement
- Professional education in occupational therapy
- Client-centred practice
- Clients' experience of illness, occupation, and therapy
School of Occupational Therapy
Students must complete three mandatory half-credit courses, one from each of the following categories:
In addition, all PhD students must pass a formal comprehensive examination as a requirement of the program.