University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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About the USC Chan Division

Grace Baranek

For 75 years, the University of Southern California has been dedicated to ensuring that people of every age and from every circumstance can live their lives to the fullest — no matter what. Trojans near and far have built our reputation for innovation and excellence that spans the decades. Today, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy proudly carries this tradition of leadership forward to improve quality of life for people and communities across the world.

USC established the first graduate programs in occupational therapy and occupational science, and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best occupational therapy educational institutions. Since 2012, our scientists have secured more than $10 million of federal grant funding. Our alumni hail from 45 countries across six continents. In 2014, in honor of his mother, Mrs. T.H. Chan, USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan MBA ’76 gave USC the first naming gift and the largest ever made to any occupational therapy program in the history of the field. And with more than 80 full-time faculty members engaged in research, education and patient care, USC is truly a place like no other.

If you are a prospective student I hope you consider applying to our programs, which I believe continue to set the standards of excellence for the profession. By choosing USC, you are joining an esteemed academic tradition and becoming a lifelong member of our Trojan Family. If you would like to receive more information about any of our academic programs, please feel free to use our online Program Information Request form.

Here at the USC Chan Division, our researchers, educators, clinicians, students and alumni are together dedicated to optimizing people’s engagement — especially those with disability, injury, illness, unhealthy lifestyles or chronic conditions — in the ordinary and extraordinary activities of life.

Fight On!

Sincerely,

Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Dean, Chair and Professor
USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC