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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 Doctorate 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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Samson College Students Use 3D Printer to Create Innovative Patient Resources
December 15, 2017
Challenged to make anything that could improve a patient's life, an interprofessional group of first-year students from Samson College used the college's new 3D printer to create a wide array of items ranging from an acupuncture ball to a right-angled spoon.
USciences Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients Showcase Summer Research Projects
December 13, 2017
In celebration of their summer research projects, USciences faculty mentors and student researchers lunched with benefactor and board of trustees Chairman Marvin Samson HonAlm'96, HonDSc'16 on Dec. 4, 2017.
New Exercise Physiology Degree At USciences Offers More Career Paths
November 27, 2017
With a stronger focus on clinical training and internship experiences, the new BS in exercise physiology degree at USciences positions students to immediately begin their careers after graduation or transition to OT or PT professional programs.
John Patro Jr. Named Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at USciences
November 17, 2017
John Patro Jr., OTD, OTR/L, has been named assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Geraldine Healy Marini Named Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at USciences
November 17, 2017
Geraldine Healy Marini, OTD, MS, OT/L, has been named assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Judith A. Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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