Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Degree | Meet the Students
Chantelle Rice OTD ‘09, BS-MA ‘08
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
Program: OTD, Class of 2009
Track: Advanced Clinical Practice
I wanted to expand occupational therapy services at USC into the realm of diabetes management. In additional to my occupational science and occupational therapy coursework, I took PM 599: Public Health Approaches to Diabetes, a Preventive Medicine course at the Keck School of Medicine, for the most recent medical-based research and client-center practice and ANTH 604: Bodies and Practice, an Anthropology course, to increase my ability to perceive the “lived-experience” of illness from the clients’ perspective. For my OTD project, I created the USC Lifestyle Redesign® Diabetes Program and at the conclusion of my OTD, I was hired by the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice to continue to implement that program.
Note: Chantelle is now Director of the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy in the Chan Division.