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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 Students Celebrate Transition to Professional Phase of Education
April 08, 2019
As they transition to the professional phase of their education, 60 occupational therapy students at University of the Sciences took part in the 15th annual OT pinning ceremony on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Research Day Showcases Breadth of Student and Faculty Work at USciences
April 08, 2019
The 17th Annual Research Day was no different with more than 240 poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate students from programs across all three of USciences' colleges.
USciences Researchers Awarded More than $3M in Grants and Contracts for 2018
March 28, 2019
Researchers and investigators from throughout University of the Sciences' three colleges were awarded $3.4 million in grant and contract funding in 2018 to support their ongoing investigations and support student involvement in research and training.
Physical Therapy Students Gain Real-World Experience at USciences Pro Bono Clinic
March 20, 2019
Before they have even started their careers Alexa Mock DPT'21 and Tammy Megedyuk DPT'24 are already perfecting their bedside manner and getting to interact with patients at USciences Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic where, with faculty mentors, they help to treat residents of Southwest and West Philadelphia.
USciences ROTC Students Are One Step Closer to Becoming Commissioned Officers
March 18, 2019
At Fort Knox, these students needed to complete rigorous training, build their confidence, and test their physical and mental strength to develop into successful officers and leaders.
Wendy E. Walsh, MOT, OTR/L, PhD
4501 Woodland Ave.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495