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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.
Enter as a college freshman and earn a BS in health sciences and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) in a period of 6 years of study..
A 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 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) programs 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:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
USciences’ new graduate performance data on the NBCOT national certification examination for the last 5 years is available at: https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance.
USciences Serves in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2020
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, more than 270 USciences students joined faculty and staff volunteering at a variety of service activities on January 20, 2020.
Students Get Hands-On Experience in New Pediatric Occupational Therapy Lab
January 13, 2020
This fall, USciences' Department of Occupational Therapy opened the first pediatric occupational therapy laboratory on campus.
USciences Awarded $4.9 Million in Research Grants in 2019
December 19, 2019
USciences faculty researchers and students were supported by $4.9 million in grant funding awarded to the University in 2019. The additional dollars support ongoing investigations in each of the University's three colleges as well as student involvement in those projects.
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Representatives Meet USciences Scholarship Recipients
December 19, 2019
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust provides funding for undergraduate students scholarships amounting to $71,000 in aid to support 17 undergraduate students.
For DrOT Alumna, USciences Provided an Accelerated Program and a Fulfilling Campus Experience
December 03, 2019
Pooja Patel DrOT'17 found that USciences offered an accelerated degree program and a well-rounded education.
Wendy E. Walsh, PhD, OTR/L
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