University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Thanks to the generosity of USC Trustee Ronnie Chan and his wife, Barbara, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy became endowed in perpetuity on September 17, 2014. Learn more about the gift and how it will shape our profession forever.

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Our research programs—which have secured more than $20M in federal funding since 1994—and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

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Our No. 1-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.

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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.

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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 $20M+ of federal funding since 1994.

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Learn more about USC occupational therapy services.

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USC at AOTA 2015

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Latest News

USC Chan Students Go 3 For 3 in AOTA Elections →

Feb 27, 2015, in General News Student News Alumni News

All three USC Chan Division students running for elected positions to the...

Remembering Ann Neville-Jan →

Feb 2, 2015, in General News

The longtime USC Chan Division faculty member, researcher and mentor passed away...

Assistant Clinical Professor Samia Rafeedie Tells U.S. News Why Occupational Therapy is a Best Job →

Jan 20, 2015, in General News

When Samia Rafeedie was an undergrad at Ohio State University, she sought...

In memoriam: Pat Plumtree, 73 →

Jan 19, 2015, in General News Alumni News

Patricia “Pat” Volland Plumtree, a 12-year member of the USC Chan Division’s...

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Student Blog


Costa Rica!!! →

Mar 21, 2015, by Kristy

Hola!  I recently returned from my international externship experience in Costa Rica and let’s just say it was amazing!  Before...


Lunar New Year Celebrations →

Feb 27, 2015, by Bindi

The Global Initiatives team organized a Chinese new lunar year dinner at the Plum Tree Inn in China town. Adley...


Electing the Right Electives →

Feb 21, 2015, by Leila

When it comes to your second to last semester of OT school, choosing electives can be a lot of fun!...


Time to Pack! →

Feb 20, 2015, by Brenda

In one week, I will be on my way to South Korea! And I am so very excited. I can’t...

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