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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.
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
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Occupational Therapy Students Get Hands-On Experience at Camp Discovery
June 26, 2018
USciences Occupational therapy students got a different type of hands-on experience this summer as they helped to organize and host Camp Discovery, a unique camp offered to women who have had or are currently receiving treatment for cancer.
At 95, Alumnus, Former Professor Welcomes Grandson to the Ranks of USciences Alumni
June 14, 2018
At nearly 95 years old, it has been more than 30 years since Arthur E. Greene BS'49, MS'50, DSc'52 retired as an adjunct professor of virology at University of the Sciences, however, he returned to the University's commencement ceremony this year to watch his most beloved student, his grandson, receive his diploma.
Class of 2018 Snapshot
June 05, 2018
A snapshot of USciences Class of 2018 and a breakdown of statistics about the class.
Kyla Colburn HS'18 Takes First Step in Path to Medical School
May 24, 2018
Kyla Colburn HS’18, who is working fulfill her goal of being a cardiologist, found guidance and support in USciences faculty members while pursuing her bachelors in health science to help her toward her career aspirations.
Using Technology to Train Smarter, Alex Skacel DPT'15 is the Elite Athlete's 'Secret Weapon'
May 22, 2018
Working with some of the world's top athletes, Alex Skacel DPT'15 has established his own business as a sports physical therapist and performance trainer who may just help to extend an athletic career.
Wendy E. Walsh, MOT, OTR/L, PhD
4501 Woodland Ave.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495