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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 four different OT programs, including one of the only accelerated pathways to a clinical Doctorate 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.
Featuring asynchronous online courses for practicing occupational therapists who hold a master's degree.
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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USciences OT Student Project Improves Penn Transit Shuttle Service for Campus
March 06, 2017
Three USciences OT students use class project for improving the accessibility, convenience, and safety of the Penn Transit Shuttle stop on campus.
APTA Meeting a Showcase for USciences Physical Therapy Program
March 01, 2017
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) annual Combined Sections Meeting brought out the best in USciences Department of Physical Therapy.
Occupational Therapy Student Puts a Sophisticated Twist on the Traditional Soup Kitchen
February 27, 2017
Jessica Stull MOT'18 gives her time as volunteer coordinator at Hope Cafe, a restaurant-style soup kitchen in Chester, Pa.
Health Tip: Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in Women
February 10, 2017
A Health Tip from University of the Sciences: In recognition of February as heart month, Dr. Lora Packel shares advice for women to help prevent heart disease.
USciences OT Students Visit The Quadrangle for Intergenerational Training
January 31, 2017
Eighteen USciences students visited The Quadrangle to practice and receive critique on their bedside manner and conversational techniques.
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