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
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USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program

Participants

The USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program is open to occupational therapists who have graduated from an occupational therapy program that is recognized/approved by a government agency in the country of education. A limited number of physical therapists and speech therapists may also be eligible to complete the program. CE Course 1 — Theoretical Foundations of Sensory Integration is open to all interested participants. See the course schedule for specific course eligibility.

Course Format

USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) courses are now offered in-person and online! In-person CE courses will be hosted in locations across the United States and internationally. Detailed course descriptions and our domestic/online course schedule can be found here. For participants interested in taking these courses outside of the United States, please see our international course information page for upcoming dates and locations.

Online Courses

Online courses will be offered over an 8-week period for CE Course 1, 6-week period for CE Courses 2 and 3, and 4-week period for Special Topics.  The courses do not require any “live” participation, are self-paced, and offer access to an instructor for questions throughout the course. Participants are provided a course notebook, review course video lectures/slides, and complete/submit course exercises. The courses includes module quizzes and a final exam. These courses are designed to be the equivalent to the live courses: i.e., the content covered and quality of instruction will be the same. You may participate in any combination of live and in-person courses when completing the certificate program.

Course Costs

Registration costs for online or domestic courses will be assessed as follows:

  • Course 1: $900 USD
  • Course 2: $600 USD
  • Course 3: $600 USD
  • Special Topics: $450 USD for each course (2 special topics courses required)

Sensory Integration Nervous System

Course Instructors

The instructors for the USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program are renowned leaders in sensory integration research, education and practice. Instructors are licensed/registered occupational therapists with a doctoral degree and/or 20+ years of clinical experience. USC provides ongoing mentored training and opportunities for collaborative discourse among instructors to ensure mastery of content and consistency in content delivery across all courses and course locations. Current instructors of the USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program include:

Additional Special Topics instructors:

Special Information for Past Participants of the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program

Occupational therapists who completed the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program in the last 10 years can apply for “special consideration” towards completion of USC’s Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate. Specifically, past participants can apply completion of USC/WPS Course 1 to the USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Course 1; and completion of USC/WPS Course 4 to the USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Course 3.

This means that the only courses required to obtain the new USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate are CE Course 2 (21 hours) and 28 hours of Special Topics in Sensory Integration.

Individuals interested in applying past courses toward completion of this new program should complete the Special consideration toward completion of USC Chan Sensory Integration CE Certificate Program form and return it to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Note that in order to fill this form electronically, you will need to open it using Abobe Acrobat Reader.