University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Learning Facilities

The Division takes pride in its comprehensive variety of learning facilities. Most 200-, 300-, and 500-level and above courses are taught on the USC University Park Campus (UPC), where students are immersed in mainstream campus life. Most 400-level professional courses are taught on the USC Health Sciences Campus (HSC), where courses in medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health care professions are also taught. See even more of these facilities in our Video Tour.

Center for Health Professions Building (CHP) on HSC

Physical Rehabilitation and Disability/Activities of Daily Living Laboratories

Laboratory learning activities, supervised by faculty and clinicians, are conducted in two state-of-the-art facilities that include a complete kitchen, dining area, bedroom, bathroom, and simulated hospital room incorporating an array of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications.

Pediatrics and Sensory Integration Laboratory

An innovative multi-purpose pediatric learning laboratory, including suspended equipment such as tire and bolster swings used in Ayres sensory integration intervention, is available in the CHP building for students to observe master clinicians at work and to hone their own skills for pediatric practice.

Assistive Technology and Ergonomics Laboratory

The Assistive Technology and Ergonomics Laboratory houses state-of-the-art equipment, including adaptable workspaces and interactive gaming systems such as the Nintendo Wii, for students to learn about assistive technology and ergonomics and practice occupational therapy intervention.

“Smart” Classrooms

“Smart” classrooms equipped with multiple multimedia projectors, adaptable tables and rolling chairs, and “idea paint” writable/erasable walls, are designed to facilitate stimulating small group discussion and interaction. “Smart” classrooms typically seat approximately 40 students, or one cohort of students in the entry-level professional degree program.

CHP Auditorium

Lectures for the entire class, or all three cohorts of entry-level professional program students, are typically held in the CHP auditorium which offers multiple electric outlets, multimedia projector displays, and stadium-style seating capacity for up to 120.

Academic Fieldwork Education Office

The Academic Fieldwork Education Office includes files on a variety of academic fieldwork education sites affiliated with USC. Students have access to a computer database of over 750 fieldwork sites across the nation and a comprehensive collection of student site reports, both of which are valuable resources for entry-level professional program students when they need to rank preferences for their Level II academic fieldwork education placements.

Skills Laboratory

In this lab students learn and practice leather tooling, woodworking, mosaic building, and other arts and crafts media in order to hone their skills of task analysis and to explore various modalities that can be used for therapeutic interventions.

Norris Medical Library

The Norris Medical Library contains over 175,000 volumes and receives over 2,000 current periodicals. The library serves the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the School of Pharmacy, and the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

University Park Campus and North University Park neighborhood

The Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign®

The Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign® is the world’s first center dedicated to the study of how everyday activities, known as “occupations” within the profession, influence human health and well-being. OTD and PhD classes are frequently held here.

Leavey Library

The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library on the USC University Park Campus provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students and faculty. Leavey’s print and electronic collections, services, and technology are designed to facilitate coursework, studying, and research. Experts are available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with research and computing. Leavey’s technology-enhanced spaces support teaching and individual or group study — as well as film screenings, multimedia production and viewing, presentations, and videoconferencing.

Career Center

The mission of the Career Center is to provide exceptional career services to all members of the Trojan Family. The center’s array of programs includes career counseling, workshops, company profile events, career panels, internships, job listings & searches, Trojan Network and Career Fairs.