University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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2016 Commencement


Fariborz Maseeh, founder and president of The Massiah Foundation, was the keynote speaker at our 74th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, which celebrated our 220 graduating students.

Enriched Environment Research Lab


Our funded research programs—which have secured more than $27M in federal funding since 1994—and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

Students Writing On Whiteboard


Our No. 3-ranked entry-level master’s program is one of our five degree programs which are also supplemented by our undergraduate minor, postdoctoral training and continuing education programs.

Faculty In Discussion


Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in bench-to-bedside translational research approaches including randomized controlled trials, qualitative and quantitative data analytic strategies and functional brain imaging.

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Learn more about the Campaign for USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, which has raised more than $21 million in two years, browse the latest issue of our magazine and be sure to stay in touch with the Trojan Family.

Patient Walking In Hallway


Our faculty clinicians deliver Lifestyle Redesign services and evidence-based interventions at our Faculty Practice and to patients at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

Research Expertise

Research Expertise

Our faculty have secured $27M+ of federal funding since 1994.

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Learn more about USC occupational therapy services.

SI CE Certificate Program

SI Continuing Education

Our new Sensory Integration CE Certificate Program starts August.

Latest News

Commencement 2016: Graduates honor longtime associate dean during ceremony →

May 16, 2016, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR Fariborz Maseeh ScD delivered the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy commencement speech on May 13. Maseeh founded the...

Trojans take 3 of top 6 AOTF student scholarships →

May 6, 2016, in General News, Student News

USC Chan students won three of the top six student scholarships, as ranked by dollar amount, that are administered by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation....

Mother and son: Meet the Drs. Margetis →

May 5, 2016, in General News

Physical drawbacks don’t hamper the life of a USC faculty member who was adopted as an infant. BY DIANE KRIEGER/USC NEWS John Margetis was adopted...

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Student Blog


My Road to OT →

May 19, 2016, by Megan

For my first blog post, I am going to share a little about how I discovered occupational therapy! Now, I...


One last post →

May 18, 2016, by Jodie

Hello everyone! I am very sad that this will be my last blog post as a student ambassador. This has...


Graduation, Goodbye, and Good Luck: Onwards and Upwards! →

May 17, 2016, by Ariel

The time has finally arrived! Essays have been essay-ed, tests have been taken, comps have been comp-ed, presentations have been...


Next Steps… →

May 9, 2016, by Joe

So, here we are, final blog post…. I graduate in FOUR DAYS! (WOO!) I’ve had the most incredible and transformative...

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