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 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

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...

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

Jun 11, 2014, in General News Alumni News

Congratulations to the 25 USC Trojan alumni and faculty members scheduled to...

Two Faculty Members Earn Year-End Nods →

May 8, 2014, in General News

Two division faculty members received year-end awards from university organizations in recognition...

JEP and Occupational Therapy — New Mini Courses →

May 8, 2014, in General News

JEP pilots its first semester introducing OT mini courses with great response...

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Upcoming Events

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Student Blog


The end is also a beginning →

May 24, 2014, by Rob

Four years ago, I was a fishing reporter living in Arkansas. That version of myself would never recognize the me...


Graduation and Gratitude →

May 18, 2014, by Clarissa

Graduation happened! The ceremony was beautiful and the featured speaker this year was Elizabeth Yerxa – a legend in OT. ...


Ode to Ambassadors (and Kim) Part II →

May 14, 2014, by Clarissa

I have loved being a student ambassador this year and am so grateful I had this amazing opportunity.  When I...


Such Great Heights →

May 14, 2014, by Clarissa

The end of the year celebration, themed Such Great Heights, was this past Saturday! As you know, I’m the social...

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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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