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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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GRADUATION

We celebrate the newest USC Chan graduates with a virtual online celebration on May 13, and an in-person ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 14 — see more details. Congratulations, Trojans, and Fight On!

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.

GRADUATION

We celebrate the newest USC Chan graduates with a virtual online celebration on May 13, and an in-person ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 14 — see more details. Congratulations, Trojans, and Fight On!

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.

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Research Expertise

Our faculty have $15.9M in active, federally funded research projects.

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Latest News

Ten Ways Occupational Therapists Can Support New Moms >

May 7, 2021

By Dr. Carlin Daley Reaume ’02, MA ’06, OTD ’07 Dr. Carlin Daley Reaume The saying goes: when a baby is born, so is a mother. It is no secret that the transition into motherhood brings a lot of…

Neil Harvison, AOTA’s chief of knowledge, to address Class of 2021 >

April 29, 2021

Strategic executive at the national professional association will highlight USC Chan’s May 13 online celebration.

USC Chan commits $2.5M to post-pandemic response >

April 26, 2021

Three-year initiative to fast-track projects addressing occupational needs and health of individuals, families and communities.

Student Vlog | Caroline at Chan

Student Blog

Arianna

Can’t Sleep? Count Sheep! >

June 4, 2021
by Arianna

Although Mental Health Awareness month is over, I wanted to write about something I struggle with that many of you may experience as well: sleeplessness. Don’t get me wrong; I love sleeping. I love…

Arianna

The career that chooses you >

May 21, 2021
by Arianna

Occupational therapy has always been a part of my life. Growing up, I watched my mom (a Chan Division alumna) practice occupational therapy with my grandpas. My maternal grandpa suffered from a stroke…

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USC Chan Magazine

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)

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 >

A Science of Hope >
How our audacious community of scholars created occupational science.

To Be More Precise >
How sonographic imaging can advance rehabilitation of surgically repaired hand tendons.

A Real Stand-Up Guy >
With the help of Keck Hospital of USC occupational therapists, comedian Eddie Barojas is getting back to joking around.

View/download the Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 issue (4.8MB)