University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan OS/OT China Initiative

About the China Initiative

Vision

Our vision is to improve the standards for the educational preparation of, and the clinical care provided by, occupational therapists in China. We believe that occupational therapy will be recognized as an academic and professional field in China and will operate at the highest international level.

Mission

The USC Chan Division has partnered with Peking University Health Science Center to develop a new dual-degree graduate program in occupational therapy, which welcomed its first class in Sept. 2019. Students in the USC–PUHSC dual-degree program take two years of courses at PUHSC to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation therapy, and will then attend USC’s one-year post-professional doctorate of occupational therapy (OTD) program in Los Angeles.

The partnership promises to continue the educational evolution of occupational therapy in China, training a new generation of practitioners to provide high-quality clinical services to the estimated 85 million Chinese living with, or at risk for, a disability.

For additional inquiries about the China Initiative, please email Dr. Adley Chan, China Initiative Coordinator, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

More About the Initiative

Watch the USC Chan Division naming ceremony, which, following a $20 million gift from the Chan family, will extend the international reach of the division through the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Occupational Therapy China Initiative, by establishing a partnership with a top Chinese university to develop a graduate degree program in occupational therapy in China.

Read more about the gift, and the Initiative, at USC News: Chan family gift creates first named, endowed occupational therapy program in nation.