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 $20 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 six 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

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...

Occupational Therapy Student Named 2014-15 Albert Schweitzer Fellow →

Jun 20, 2014, in General News

Master’s student Alyssa Concha MA ‘14 has been named one of 15...

39 USC Trojans Presenting at the 2014 International Congress of the WFOT →

Jun 11, 2014, in General News Alumni News

Congratulations to the 39 USC Trojan alumni and faculty members scheduled to...

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Upcoming Events

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Student Blog


Classes Back in Session! →

Aug 28, 2014, by Kristy

Hello all! Classes just started back up this week and it is a very interesting transition from being at our...


Goodbye, Summer! Hello, Fall semester! →

Aug 26, 2014, by Claire

Hello again! It has been a fantastic summer full of learning, and it’s good to be back. To pick up...


Back in full effect! →

Aug 26, 2014, by Brenda

Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago I was living in the bay area wondering...


Aha Moment →

Aug 25, 2014, by Leila

Hello, Hola, Aloha, Shalom, Bonjour, Ciao, Ola, Merhaba, Guten tag! Welcome to my…wait for it…very first blog! It comes with...

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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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