The division strives to offer ongoing learning opportunities for expanded knowledge and skills in occupational science and occupational therapy.
- For information on USC Continuing Education, visit continuingeducation.usc.edu.
- Any occupational therapist who wishes to attend one or more USC courses for credit towards a degree as a “limited status” student is invited to contact a member of our Admissions Team.
Pathways To Excellence
Designed for the experienced clinician but accessible to all master’s students, these courses are key building blocks in creating programs of study with specific occupational therapy specialty focus areas, enabling graduate students to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge practice areas.
- OT 560 School-based Practice
- OT 564 Sensory Integration Theory
- OT 571 Assistive Technology
- OT 572 Ergonomics
- OT 573 Hand Rehabilitation
- OT 574 Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation
- OT 575 Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics
- OT 576 Universal Design
- OT 578 Therapeutic Communication for the Healthcare Practitioner
- OT 583 Lifestyle Redesign®
- OT 584 Clinical Applications of Telehealth Technologies
- OT 610 Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (Offered every January, April and September.)
Read Course Descriptions here.
Life Management Series
The USC Life Management Series prepares you to work with patients to better manage chronic health and medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, stress, behavioral health, and autism spectrum disorders.
Courses available distance learning:
- Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign®* (6 contact hours)
- Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management, Diabetes and Related Co-morbid Conditions (6 contact hours)
- Lifestyle Redesign® for Chronic Pain and Headache Management (6 contact hours)
- Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Creating Life Balance (6 contact hours)
- Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 contact hours)
- Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (3 contact hours)
*Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the Life Management Series. The pre-requisite is waived for anyone who has taken the USC OT583 Lifestyle Redesign® course or the AOTA Lifestyle Redesign® Webcast Series, Units 1-6.
USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program
For additional information, please go to chan.usc.edu/academics/sensory-integration/continuing-education
CEAS I: Ergonomics Assessment Certification Workshop
January 18 & 19, 2018 in Los Angeles at the Health Sciences Campus
The USC Chan Division in association with The Back School presents this skills-based training program that allows attendees to practice performing office and non-office ergonomics assessments with focus on identifying risk factors and determining solutions and opportunities for improvements. At the successful completion of the workshop you will be awarded your certification designating you as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist I (CEAS®).
For additional information and to register: https://thebackschool.net/live-workshops/ceas-i-ergonomics-assessment-certification-workshop