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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.
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Dr. Lora Packel Named PT Chair at USciences
February 23, 2018
Dr. Packel, an associate professor of physical therapy, had been serving as interim chair since July 1, 2017.
USciences Announces College Restructuring for 2018-19
February 21, 2018
The main element of the restructure is the elimination of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy with its programs being repositioned to the other colleges.
Workshop Aims to Inform Students about Understanding, Serving, and Working with LGBTQ Individuals
February 14, 2018
The workshop inspired students to provide more education and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
Gerald F. Smith Named Program Director for Graduate Physician Assistant Studies Program
January 31, 2018
Smith has 15 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant. He has practiced in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine/urgent care, and neurology.
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.
Judith A. Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Woodland Building, Suite 112
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495