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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
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.
PT and OT Students Set Up Clinic in Costa Rica on Spring Break Medical Mission Trip
March 08, 2019
Instead of taking a week to lay in the sun, students like Sean Olaso DPT'20 and Nicole Tababa DrOT'21 boarded a plane on March 2 to help provide medical care to Costa Ricans who wouldn't otherwise be able to receive it.
Alumnus Named Promising New Member by American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
February 07, 2019
Dr. Gohil's hard work and immersive experience over the past six years not only earned him a spot in the University of Delaware Sports Residency Program but the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy has honored his achievements with their Outstanding Student Award.
Students Mark MLK Day with Service Activities
January 28, 2019
For USciences students Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to connect with the community we are lucky to call home and serve the various residents and organizations.
PT Professor Secures Funding For Stroke Research
January 10, 2019
Gregory Thielman, PT, EdD, ATC, CSRS professor of physical therapy and neuroscience was awarded a $57,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) pilot studies program.
Wendy E. Walsh, MOT, OTR/L, PhD
4501 Woodland Ave.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495