The University of the Southern Caribbean is pleased to announce the re-approval of its Master of Science in Occupational Therapy by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) for another five years from 2021 – 2026.
WFOT approval ensures that occupational therapy programmes worldwide meet their Minimum Standards of Education, which are constantly revised to reflect our evolving world. Approval indicates that the programme structure and content are sufficient to produce entry-level occupational therapists that are able to respond to the needs of their local population, as well as international communities, with occupation at the centre of their practice.
Re-approval on the global level allows us to continue to complete our mission of graduating “individuals who, having undergone transformative and holistic education in occupational therapy, are prepared to be competent and compassionate entry-level clinicians and future leaders in the profession.” (OT Department)
The University Administration expresses sincere gratitude to the Director and faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy, our past and current students, TTOTA, CPRM, OTSLP and the community organisations for supporting our programme for the first five years of its functioning. We look forward to working together for the advancement of quality health care for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean in the future.
The Department of Occupational Therapy was established at the University of the Caribbean in 2015 under the leadership of the then Director, Dr. Leslie Garcia and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy was first approved by the WFOT in 2016 for five years. USC enrolled the first batch of students in the MSOT programme in September 2016.