University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives

Mission Statement

Recognizing that our world is becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent, and with the firm belief that occupational therapy plays an integral role in enriching the health and well-being of all people, we are pleased to launch the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Global Initiatives.

By forging vibrant partnerships with occupational therapists and occupational scientists from around the world, as well as by fostering increased mutual learning among USC faculty and students, we enhance the ability of our profession to influence the health and quality of life of individuals worldwide. We also recognize the existing global reputation of USC, which draws thousands of international students to the university every year. We therefore understand that a core strength of our Division is its diverse and exceptional international students and faculty.

Global Initiatives has a two-pronged mission: 1) to build upon and expand the Division’s collaborative relationships with the global occupational science and occupational therapy community, including clinicians, researchers, educators, fieldwork instructors and students; and 2) to support and nurture international students who are presently enrolled in the Division’s academic programs.

The faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who together compose Global Initiatives are currently developing a wide variety of global projects. We gladly welcome ideas and suggestions from faculty, staff, and students, as we envision an increasingly globally-connected USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

For more information about Global Initiatives, please contact Danny Park OTD, OTR/L at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The USC Summer Occupational Therapy and English program, a four-week continuing education workshop specifically designed for international occupational therapists who are considering applying to, or have already been admitted to, the Division’s master’s degree programs.

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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