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.
2017 Occupational Therapy Extravaganza – Kaleidoscope of Occupational Therapy
The OT Extravaganza is a gathering of USC students, practitioners, and educators with innovative speakers and workshops. This year’s theme is “Kaleidoscope of OT,” and the event will celebrate the diversity of the practice through emerging and niche areas, as well as the unity of the profession by discussing the clinical reasoning process and occupational lens embedded in the profession. We are pleased to welcome our keynote speaker and panel of experts whose work has contributed to the expansion of creative occupational therapy practice. If you would like the opportunity to participate in a combination of speaker and workshop sessions, this event is for you. 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.
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