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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® is designed for occupational therapy students or occupational therapists who wish to obtain advanced training in Lifestyle Redesign®. Certificate courses fulfill the didactic requirements to be eligible for certification in Lifestyle Redesign®, and prepare occupational therapy students to be able to design and implement Lifestyle Redesign® interventions with diverse client populations.

Admissions

Current USC Chan Graduate Students and USC Chan Alumni
Applicants for the Certificate in Lifestyle Redesign® who are currently enrolled in a Chan graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA, or Chan alumni who completed the applicable course work within the past 7 years (see required courses for USC Chan alumni below), need only submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the Chan Division.

Prospective Applicants
Applicants for the Certificate in Lifestyle Redesign® who are currently registered/licensed occupational therapists and have not matriculated at USC must submit a formal application on the USC Graduate Admission website. Applicants must submit the following items:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent directly to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Résumé (upload via online application)
  • A Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)

Curriculum and Requirements

Current USC Chan Graduate Students and Externally-Trained (Non-USC Alumni) Occupational Therapists

  • OT 521 (3 units): Reflective, Responsive and Engaged Professionals 2
  • OT 619 (3 units): Applying Occupational Science: Lifestyle Redesign
  • OT 638 (2 units): Mentored Practicum in Lifestyle Redesign
  • and two of the following:
    • OT 550 (2 units): Lifestyle Redesign: Pain and Headache Management
    • OT 551 (2 units): Lifestyle Redesign: Weight Management and Related Conditions
    • OT 552 (2 units): Lifestyle Redesign: Neurological Conditions

Requirements for USC Chan Alumni