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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
Occupational Therapy Student Strengthens Research Skills to Improve Patient Care
October 30, 2018
Hellerstein has already seen how research can impact the field. She completed an independent study that assessed how LGBTQ health issues are addressed in occupational therapy education.
18th Annual Leahy Memorial Lecture Features Discussion About Post-Concussion Syndrome
October 04, 2018
Rob Landel, DPT, Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California spoke about managing post-concussion syndrome at the 18th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture.
Physical Therapy Students Honored at White Coat Ceremony
September 21, 2018
Students from University of the Sciences' Physical Therapy Program have joined the ranks of professionals following the 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
Through Their Patients' Eyes: OT, PT Students Learn About Recovery for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
August 16, 2018
The woman was one of several volunteers who had sustained spinal cord injuries who came to USciences this spring for a unique lab with physical therapy and occupational therapy students.
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.
Wendy E. Walsh, MOT, OTR/L, PhD
4501 Woodland Ave.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495