To promote access to learning that will provide educational and employment opportunities for all South Africans and particularly for South Africans from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, thus supporting transformation and redress.
To create learning environments that will expose all students to the real and various contexts within which they will ultimately practice
To promote and foster respect within our students for the abilities, capabilities and potential of the people with various disabilities that they will come to serve
To foster independent and critical thinking and reasoning amongst our students in order for them to adequately advocate for those they are to serve
To promote and foster tolerance and respect for multilingualism, diverse cultures and religions and diverse social values.
To promote and instill an awareness of and respect for sound ethical practice and social responsibility in a complex and diverse society
To create graduates who are able to provide a sensitive , effective and person-centered service in their various areas of expertise in communication and human occupation.
To create graduates who are specifically tuned to the unique health needs of the Southern African context as it applies to their various areas of expertise.
To train students to become advocates and agents for the correct implementation of health policy and legislation
To pursue under and post graduate research which is appropriate and essential to advancing/promoting the capacity of the discipline in serving clients
To promote the development of post graduate research programmes that provide the necessary expertise to meet specific health needs with the national and global arena