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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.
- Occupational Therapy Graduate Solidifies her Passion for Helping Others at USciences
May 26, 2020
During her time at USciences, Bridget Houghton DrOT'20 has been able to apply what she learned in the classroom to real-life situations in her field.
- USciences Honors The Class of 2020 During Virtual Ceremony
May 20, 2020
USciences honored the Class of 2020 during the 199th Commencement Ceremony, the first ceremony to be hosted virtually, on May 20, 2020.
- Dr. Jill M. Baren Named Provost at University of the Sciences
May 15, 2020
Jill M. Baren, MD, has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at University of the Sciences, University President Paul Katz, MD, announced today. Dr. Baren is a national leader in academic medicine, healthcare, and higher education.
- Physical Therapy Grad Finds Outlet for Interest in Oncology
May 12, 2020
Rachel Henrysen DPT'20 was among the group of individuals to attend an oncology interest meeting headed by Steve Wechsler, Secretary for the APTA Association Oncology Board of Directors.
- In the Midst of COVID-19, USciences President Helps Future Healthcare Providers See Their Value
May 01, 2020
USciences President Paul Katz, MD was inspired by his father, a physician, to pursue medicine as a profession. Throughout his career, he has been committed to helping students follow their passion into healthcare and science careers.
Wendy E. Walsh, PhD, OTR/L
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