University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Division Faculty

Research Excellence

Our faculty have attracted more than $14 million in research funding from federal agencies, including NICHD (NCMMR), NIA, NIDRR, BMCH and the CDC. Current research programs focus on issues as diverse as health disparities and cultural boundaries that impact service delivery; the prevention of chronic disease and disability in the elderly; rehabilitation science; lifestyle interventions; and the impact of sensory processing and integration on the development and everyday social engagement of children with autism.

Educational Excellence

Together, our faculty possess over two hundred years of combined teaching experience, not only at USC but at research universities across the nation and world. This expertise is reflected in our core clinical immersions courses, the foundation of our professional program’s curriculum. Because our elective courses are reflective of the broad spectrum of real-world occupational therapy specialty practice areas, our expert faculty expose students to focused, in-depth learning experiences. The broader health care community also benefits from our educational excellence through continuing education, including the world-renowned OT610

Clinical Excellence

At the heart of occupational therapy lies the consistent pursuit and provision of high quality clinical care. Our faculty, therefore, comprise the Division’s patient care enterprise, where every day we fulfill our mission of delivering science-driven, evidence-based interventions. Our faculty provide occupational therapy services at our Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital located on the USC Health Sciences Campus, and at clinical affiliate sites throughout the Los Angeles area.

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, acoteonline.org

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

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