University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Joan Vartanian OTR/L

Joan Vartanian

Fieldwork Contract and Prerequisite Administrator and Instructor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 133
Phone: (323) 442-1851
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Joan Vartanian has extensive clinical experience working with physical disabilities populations and enhances the education-practice intersection of the Division's newly redesigned professional program's adult rehabilitation curriculum. For over two decades, Ms. Vartanian has delivered occupational therapy interventions in many practice settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient and long-term care, as well as having held clinical administrative leadership positions. She has previously served USC as Chief of Occupational Therapy at USC University Hospital (since renamed Keck Hospital of USC), as an intervener on the NIH-funded USC Well Elderly 2 and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Studies, and as Adjunct Faculty instructor for OT452, OT466 and OT468. She earned her B.A. in Occupational Therapy from College of Saint Catherine (since renamed St. Catherine University) in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Occupational Therapy
College of Saint Catherine

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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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