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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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From Student to Patient

In the latest issue of Trojan Family Magazine, read how USC Chan occupational therapist Ashley Halle and a team of providers from Keck Medicine of USC’s post-COVID clinic guided this USC alumna on her journey back to health.

Occupational Science

USC Chan founded the first occupational science (OS) PhD program, Undergraduate Minor and academic department. OS content is woven throughout all of the academic curricula, studied in our interdisciplinary research programs and disseminated through publications and the USC Occupational Science Symposium.

Lifestyle Redesign®

Lifestyle Redesign® is an intervention approach pioneered at USC Chan that continues to be taught in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses, utilized by our occupational therapists at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and advanced through our research studies.

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention were developed at USC Chan by Faculty Emeritus A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR and continue to be taught today in our academic degree and continuing education programs and furthered through our research studies.

Trojan Family

The Trojan Family is USC’s lifelong worldwide network of esteemed alumni and USC Chan’s alumni total over 3,000 and hail from 48 of the 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Keep up with USC Chan by browsing the latest issue of USC Chan Magazine and joining the Alumni Association.

From Student to Patient

In the latest issue of Trojan Family Magazine, read how USC Chan occupational therapist Ashley Halle and a team of providers from Keck Medicine of USC’s post-COVID clinic guided this USC alumna on her journey back to health.

Occupational Science

USC Chan founded the first occupational science (OS) PhD program, Undergraduate Minor and academic department. OS content is woven throughout all of the academic curricula, studied in our interdisciplinary research programs and disseminated through publications and the USC Occupational Science Symposium.

Lifestyle Redesign®

Lifestyle Redesign® is an intervention approach pioneered at USC Chan that continues to be taught in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses, utilized by our occupational therapists at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and advanced through our research studies.

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention were developed at USC Chan by Faculty Emeritus A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR and continue to be taught today in our academic degree and continuing education programs and furthered through our research studies.

Trojan Family

The Trojan Family is USC’s lifelong worldwide network of esteemed alumni and USC Chan’s alumni total over 3,000 and hail from 48 of the 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Keep up with USC Chan by browsing the latest issue of USC Chan Magazine and joining the Alumni Association.

Research Expertise Research Expertise

Research Expertise

Our faculty have $22.5M in active, federally funded research projects.

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Learn more about USC occupational therapy services.

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WFOT Congress

See the USC-affiliated speakers at August’s 2022 WFOT Congress in Paris.

Latest News

Global Initiatives gives Trojans a taste of international celebrations throughout September >

September 29, 2022

USC Chan’s Global Initiatives office joined students, faculty and staff in celebrating several important holidays in September. As a truly international division with students from more than 15…

Gelya Frank, faculty fixture for 40 years, announces retirement >

September 16, 2022

For four decades, Frank offered anthropological perspectives that enhanced occupational therapy and occupational science at USC and beyond.

USC OT/PT Summer Institute is diversifying tomorrow’s workforce today >

July 28, 2022

How a six-week undergraduate pathway program empowers future occupational, physical therapists from underrepresented minority backgrounds.

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Leah Mary

SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS! >

September 30, 2022
by Leah Mary

Congratulations! You made it into USC’s Occupational Therapy Program, you should feel incredibly proud of yourself. I have no doubt you will go on and do great things. But.... how the heck are you…

Mika

Life Goes On >

September 27, 2022
by Mika

From the words of the great BTS, “Life goes on.” This song lyric often comes to mind while I scroll through videos online that romanticize life abroad, sometimes too much. Don’t get me wrong,…

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USC Chan Magazine

USC Chan Magazine, Spring / Summer 2021

Spring / Summer 2021 >

How a student project led to autism training at USC’s Department of Public Safety >
USC Chan students Monica Caris MA ’21, OTD ’22 and Riley McGuire MA ’21, OTD ’22 just wanted to educate people about autism, but already their capstone project has become part of yearly officer training.

Let There Be Peace >
How my pandemic fieldwork experience made me an occupational and social justice practitioner.

Madam Veep >
In July, Director of Admissions and Associate Clinical Professor Arameh Anvarizadeh ’05, MA ’06, OTD ’07 made history as the youngest and first African American-Iranian woman to become vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She recently sat down with the USC Chan Magazine to talk about her action-packed agenda as Vice President, her hopes for the association and where she sees the next generation taking occupational therapy.

View/download the Spring / Summer 2021 issue (5.4MB)

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2020 / Winter 2021

Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 >

The Longest Year >
Reflections on the frontline pandemic experience from a hospital-based occupational therapist.

Lessons Learned >
A new course helps make sense of the pandemic by studying it.

Pain and Pleasure >
Face to face and through the screen, a USC occupational therapist helps a client better manage her everyday pain to improve quality of life.

View/download the Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 issue (5.6MB)