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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 Occupational Therapy (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 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (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 of Occupational Therapy degree in just 2 ½ years of full-time study once you’ve satisfied all prerequisite courses.
Both the Master of Occupational Therapy program (MOT) and the Accelerated Pathway and Post-Baccalaureate clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) options are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
More information can be obtained at:
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
USciences’ new graduate performance data on the NBCOT national certification examination starting with the year 2013 is available at: https://www.nbcot.org/EN/EDUCATORS/HOME#SCHOOLPERFORMANCE
Ursinus College, USciences Sign Affiliation Agreement
June 25, 2019
Ursinus grads can pursue advanced degrees in one of 12 USciences graduate programs
USciences Celebrates Class of 2019 at Annual Awards
June 20, 2019
Commencement prizes are awarded upon based on academic excellence, research, leadership qualities, and community involvement. The 2019 award reception was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our graduates.
OT Students Join Fight Against Parkinson's by Teaching Boxing
June 18, 2019
Occupational therapy students in their second professional year of the program are learning the numerous benefits of boxing after a semester of weekly coaching as part of their fieldwork.
Dr. Eric Pelletier Honored with 2019 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
May 23, 2019
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia presented the 2019 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Eric Pelletier DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, on May 22, 2019, at its 198th Commencement Ceremony.
Alumna Credits Career Success to Experiences in Physical Therapy Program
May 23, 2019
Dr. Wald credits her early success in her career to her experience in the classroom an in clinical settings offered in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at USciences.
Wendy E. Walsh, MOT, OTR/L, PhD
4501 Woodland Ave.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495