University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Thanks to the generosity of USC Trustee Ronnie Chan, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy became endowed in perpetuity on September 17, 2014. This unprecedented gift will shape research, education and clinical care forever.

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Our research programs—which have secured more than $20M in federal funding since 1994—and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

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Our No. 1-ranked entry-level master’s program is one of our five degree programs which are also supplemented by our undergraduate minor, postdoctoral training and continuing education programs.

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

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Learn more about the Campaign for USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, which has raised more than $21 million in two years, browse the latest issue of our magazine and be sure to stay in touch with the Trojan Family.

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

Research Expertise

Our faculty have secured $20M+ of federal funding since 1994.

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Latest News

Chan Family Gift Creates First Named, Endowed Occupational Therapy Program in Nation →

Sep 17, 2014, in General News

The $20 million gift establishes an occupational therapy initiative in China and...

Self-Care Among Latinos with Diabetes Studied →

Sep 11, 2014, in General News

Elizabeth Pyatak seeks ways to make health an everyday habit for teens...

AOTA President to Deliver White Coat Keynote →

Aug 26, 2014, in General News

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) President Virginia “Ginny” Stoffel PhD, OT, BCMH,...

USC Alumna’s Surfing Program for Veterans Featured in AJOT Study →

Jul 29, 2014, in Alumni News

USC alumna Carly Rogers MA ‘04, OTD ‘11 is the lead author...

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Student Blog


Aloha ‘Oe, Until We Meet Again →

Sep 12, 2014, by Jonathan

Over the Summer, I was fortunate enough to receive an opportunity to do my level II fieldwork (3 month full...


Sharing is Caring →

Sep 8, 2014, by Leila

How quickly the time is going, we are already in our 3rd week of classes! I’m starting to adjust being...


Balancing School and Occupations →

Sep 8, 2014, by Kristy

As I get back into the swing of things with my classes and being at school each day, it is...


White coats, scantrons, and football, oh my! →

Sep 5, 2014, by Claire

Happy Friday! Last week, our division held the white coat ceremony for our MAI, MAII (including BS-MA), and OTD students....

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