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.

Accelerated Pathway (BSHS–DrOT)

Earn a BS in health sciences after 3½ years and a DrOT after an additional 2½ years.

Post-Baccalaureate (DrOT)

An accelerated pathway for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses.

Post-Baccalaureate Masters (MOT)

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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Judith Parker Kent
Judith A. Parker Kent OTD, EdS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
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Judith A. Parker Kent, OTD, EdS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Office Location:

Woodland Building, Suite 112


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495