University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital Occupational Therapy

Expert Clinical Care

No matter what illness, disease or disability stands in the way, USC occupational therapists believe that the path to resume healthy, satisfying and productive lives back home begins at the hospital bedside. At Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, we ensure recovery from medical or surgical procedures, maximize functional activity, minimize the impact of illness or injury on daily activities, promote adaptation and resiliency to life-changing health conditions and improve acute care outcomes.

At the USC hospitals and the affiliated outpatient clinics, our complex patients require comprehensive, individualized, evidence-based care. USC occupational therapists pride themselves as clinicians dedicated to providing advanced clinical services in support of health, wellness, functional and quality of life needs of our patients. By initiating the rehabilitation process as early as possible, our occupational therapists have the potential to reduce hospital length of stay, reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infection and develop specialized transition care plans that involve family members and other sources of social support in order to improve home and community safety and reduce the likelihood of readmission.

Learn more about the hospital-based occupational therapy programs at USC.

To make an appointment or for more information, speak with your physician for a referral or call us at (323) 442-8850 today!

Outstanding Clinical Education

USC occupational therapy students have the opportunity to be mentored in a number of existing and developing practice areas at the USC hospitals in order to gain clinical experiences during their program of study.  For Occupational Therapy Doctoral students, this opportunity offers the ability to choose a clinical practice area at Keck Hospital of USC or USC Norris Cancer Hospital for the residency component of their clinical doctoral program, a unique learning and leadership experience at a major teaching and research center.

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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