University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at USC

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Research Areas

Our research projects and publications investigate health disparities, prevention and management of chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology, and sensory processing.

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Federal Funding

Including previous projects, our research portfolio has received more than $14 million in funding from federal agencies, including NICHD (NCMMR), NIA, NIDRR, NIMH, BMCH, and the CDC.

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Faculty Expertise

Our faculty features world-renowned experts in translational research approaches (bench to bedside) including randomized clinical trials, qualitative and quantitative data analytic strategies, and functional brain imaging.

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Patient Care

Our faculty clinicians deliver Lifestyle Redesign® and other evidence-based interventions at our Faculty Practice and to patients at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

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Meet our Associate Dean, learn more about us, read about our five distinct degree program options and then Request Program Information. And for perspectives from our current students, read the student blog.

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With over 3,500 graduates, the occupational science and occupational therapy Trojan Family is USC's lifelong and worldwide network of alumni.

Latest News

68 Trojans Presenting at 2014 AOTA Conference →

Mar 26, 2014, in General News

Congratulations to the 68 USC Trojan faculty, alumni, students and staff who...

MA Student Phillip Lin Wins AOTA Election →

Feb 18, 2014, in General News

USC entry-level professional program student Phillip Lin MA ‘15 has been elected...

Summer English Program To Speed International Student Successes →

Feb 6, 2014, in General News

The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s Global Initiatives office...

PhD Candidate Amanda Foran Interviewed on National Public Radio →

Dec 3, 2013, in General News

Occupational science PhD candidate Amanda Foran ‘14 was interviewed by Ben Johnson...

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Upcoming Events

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Student Blog


Adventures in Ireland →

Apr 18, 2014, by Rob

One of the unique experiences of our program is the Leadership Externship that all second-year students complete in their final...


Reflections of my OT Journey →

Apr 16, 2014, by Kate

There are 4 weeks and 2 days until our graduation ceremony. I can’t believe my last 2 years at USC...


Boston Strong →

Apr 15, 2014, by Jen

Today marks one year since the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon. This morning when I was reading the news,...


First Blog: OTSC International Forum 2014 →

Apr 14, 2014, by Samar

As the countdown to graduation begins (30 days left!), I am thinking a lot of the great moments I had...

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U.S. News Ranks USC #1 Program in the Nation

USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
Fax: (323) 442-1540
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



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