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.

Accelerated Pathway (BSHS–DrOT)

Earn a BS in health sciences after 3½ years and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) after an additional 2½ years.

Post-Baccalaureate (DrOT)

An accelerated pathway for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses.

Post-Baccalaureate Masters (MOT)

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:

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Wendy E. Walsh, MOT, OTR/L, PhD

Office Location:

4501 Woodland Ave.


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495