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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Course Descriptions and Schedule

The USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program provides an opportunity for practicing occupational therapists to acquire advanced knowledge in the theory, assessment, and intervention principles of sensory integration as originated by Dr. A. Jean Ayres. To obtain this CE Certificate, participants must complete 100 contact hours (10 CEUs) within the following CE Courses.

CE Course 1, CE Course 2, and CE Course 3 must be taken in sequential order.  The special topics courses can be taken at any point after the participant completes CE Course 1.

The online courses will be offered on a consistent schedule each year:

Fall

  • CE Course 1 — Theoretical Foundations of Sensory Integration

Spring

  • CE Course 2 — Sensory Integration Evaluation and Clinical Reasoning
  • CE Course 3 — Sensory Integration Treatment

Summer

  • Special Topics in Sensory Integration: Sensory Integration for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Special Topics in Sensory Integration: Sensory Integration in School-Based Settings
  • Special Topics in Sensory Integration: Sensory-Based Feeding and Eating Challenges
  • Special Topics in Sensory Integration: Sensory Integration and Early Intervention

Please see below for the schedule of courses offered online, and read our Privacy Policy as it relates to the information you provide in any course application. We also maintain a schedule of courses offered in-person internationally.

Foundation Courses (72 hours)

CE Course 1
Theoretical Foundations of Sensory Integration (30 hours)

CE Course 2
Sensory Integration Evaluation and Clinical Reasoning (21 hours)

CE Course 3
Sensory Integration Treatment (21 hours)

Special Topics in Sensory Integration (28 hours)

Following completion of foundational CE Course 1, having acquired a solid base of knowledge to understand, practice, and promote Sensory Integration, participants have the opportunity to choose two courses from a variety of special topics that most appropriately apply to their own clinical practice. These advanced courses cover a range of special topics about the application of sensory integration principles in context.

Special Topics in Sensory Integration
Sensory Integration for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (14 hours)

Special Topics in Sensory Integration
Sensory Integration in School-Based Settings (14 hours)

Special Topics in Sensory Integration
Sensory-Based Feeding and Eating Challenges (14 hours)

Special Topics in Sensory Integration
Sensory Integration and Early Intervention (14 hours)