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Pi Theta Epsilon

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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.

Membership

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.

Events

2014 Occupational Therapy Extravaganza: The Art and Science of Occupational Therapy

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 “The Art and Science of Occupational Therapy” and we are pleased to welcome 6 faculty speakers who will be presenting on their most memorable cases addressing this topic. If you want to add to your arsenal of knowledge about how the art and science of therapy is successfully used in practice and get hands on experience to help you think about your own style, this event is for you. In addition, a light breakfast and a delicious lunch will be provided.

The OT EXTRAVAGANZA is also sponsoring an art competition with THREE $500 grand prize winners (1. $500 to AOTA Conference 2. $500 to any professional conference over the next year 3. One year membership to AOTA). We highly encourage you to submit any art form that reflects this years theme. What does “The Art and Science of Occupational Therapy” mean to you? How would you interpret that into a piece of art? Feel free to submit any artwork that you created over the summer in Dr. Fazio’s class or for a Neuroscience extra credit project.

Art Competition Sign Up here

Please RSVP for the OT Extravaganza event here by March 20, 2014.

Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

OT/PT Forum

The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy will be co-hosting the 4th annual interdisciplinary exchange on Thursday, November 21st, 2013. Students and practitioners will explore interdisciplinary collaboration between the fields of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy by contributing intervention ideas for a variety of case studies. Cases will be presented by interdisciplinary OT/PT Teams in the fields of Pediatrics Hospital-based physical disabilities. Dinner and Food will be provided.

View the Event Invitation: OT/PT Forum Flyer

RSVP for the event here

2014 Occupational Therapy Extravaganza: Effective Leadership - Building the Profession

Join us for a day of presentations from leaders in the profession, hands-on activities, a competition, food, raffles, prizes, and a celebration of occupations! Event date TBA.

Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for questions.

2013-2014 Officers

Co-Presidents

Laurel McMillan .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dennis Lin .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Vice President

Vansen Wong .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Treasurer

Megan Armstrong .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Secretary

Lindsey Reeves .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)