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Department of Occupational Therapy
We strive to impart the leading-edge knowledge and skills that make a meaningful impact on patient care. Through innovative teaching, we prepare you to work in a variety of medical and community settings and become a leader in this flourishing field.
We understand that different students have different goals and work on different timelines. That’s why we offer three different OT programs, including one of the only accelerated pathways to a clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy in the country.
Earn a BS in health sciences after 3½ years and a DrOT after an additional 2½ years.
An accelerated pathway for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses.
Earn a master’s degree in just 2 ½ years of full-time study once you’ve satisfied all prerequisite courses.
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Watch USciences 197th Commencement Live on May 23
May 18, 2018
We will be streaming USciences 197th Commencement Ceremony live on May 23 at 1 p.m.
Research Day Emphasizes Student Research on Topics from Breast Cancer to PTSD
April 11, 2018
More than 240 student researchers and their faculty advisors presented novel research being conducted throughout the University's four colleges during the 16th Annual Research Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Student Vlogger Emily Pasqualetto Broadcasts Life as a USciences Student
March 22, 2018
Pasqualetto, from Toms River, New Jersey, said she was inspired to use her iPhone camera to document life as a student at USciences after seeing students from other schools like Temple University sharing so much about their campus life.
Dr. Lora Packel Named PT Chair at USciences
February 23, 2018
Dr. Packel, an associate professor of physical therapy, had been serving as interim chair since July 1, 2017.
USciences Announces College Restructuring for 2018-19
February 21, 2018
The main element of the restructure is the elimination of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy with its programs being repositioned to the other colleges.
Judith A. Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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University of the Sciences
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495