Pi Theta Epsilon
Pi Theta Epsilon is the national honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in undergraduate and entry-level graduate programs of Occupational Therapy across the United States. Many of the professions’ leaders are members of the various Pi Theta Epsilon Chapters around the country.
Pi is the first letter of the Greek word for advancement.
Theta is the first letter of the Greek word for therapeutic.
Epsilon is the first letter of the Greek word for occupation.
The Alpha Eta Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon was established at USC in 1991. Candidates are selected for membership based upon their academic standing within the top 35% of their class (after two semesters of full-time study), their demonstrated leadership, and their scholarly attributes.
PTE at USC sponsors events throughout the academic year to promote student scholarship, showcase student and faculty research, and engage in interdisciplinary work.
2015 Occupational Therapy Extravaganza – Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: A Health and Wellness Experience
The OT Extravaganza is an amazing opportunity to network with the top practitioners and educators in the field of Occupational Therapy. This year’s theme is “Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: A Health and Wellness Experience,” and we are pleased to welcome our keynote speaker and panel of experts whose work has contributed to the expansion of occupational therapy into this and related practice areas. If you want to learn more about occupational therapy’s role in primary care and wellness, this event is for you. In addition, a light breakfast and a delicious lunch will be provided.
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy co-host an annual interdisciplinary exchange. Students and practitioners explore interdisciplinary collaboration between the fields of occupational therapy and physical therapy and learn more about intervention ideas through case studies co-presented by OT/PT teams.
Please save the date for the 6th Annual OT/PT Forum on Monday, November 16th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The Forum is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to hear from and meet colleagues from both the OT and PT Divisions at USC. This is meant to be a fun and interesting event that will use topical case studies from experienced practitioners currently in the field to give attendees exposure to both OT and PT intervention approaches, in addition to interprofessional collaboration. The event will take place in the Center for the Health Professions (CHP) building, and will consist of a dinner reception followed by two interdisciplinary case studies and discussion.
RSVP here by Wednesday, November 11th at 5:00pm.