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The veteran occupational therapist ⟩
November 11, 2017

Academics and Courses Alumni Events

In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017, USC Chan alumna and U.S. Army veteran Jen Hermanson reflects on what it means to be a veteran occupational therapist

By Jen Hermanson MA ’15, OTD ’16 Photo courtesy of Army Medicine When I agreed to write this article I thought it would be pretty easy. Hey, I’m a veteran and an OT, so I feel like I’m highly qualified to write about being a veteran and an occupational therapist. When I actually sat down to…

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Meet Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19 ⟩
August 23, 2017

Academics and Courses Chan in the Media Community and Partners Events Students

The first-generation college student’s journey from a South Los Angeles elementary school to the 2017 White Coat Ceremony

By Mike McNulty Viviana Padilla ’16, MA ’19, whose latest Trojan affiliation is as a new USC Chan graduate student/Photo by Hong Le Most of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s new grad students are adults when they first set foot on campus. Viviana Padilla…

Inaugural class inducts new sensory integration continuing education ⟩
September 2, 2016

Academics and Courses Clinical Faculty International

By Mike McNulty Clinical professor Erna Blanche and research assistant professor Stefanie Bodison review video of a SI treatment session. (Photo/Phil Channing) The inaugural cohort of participants has successfully completed the first of USC’s new sequential four-course Sensory Integration (SI)…

Class of 2015: The courage to change ⟩
May 7, 2015

Academics and Courses Students

It took him nearly a decade, but Brian Wylie has found a career in occupational therapy that ties together his many disparate interests

By Mike McNulty 2015 master's degree graduate Brian Wylie While one’s life is most often lived looking forward, it is perhaps best understood only by reflecting backwards. For Brian Wylie MA ’15, a soon-to-be master’s degree graduate from the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and…

JEP and occupational therapy — New mini courses ⟩
May 8, 2014

Academics and Courses Chan in the Media Community and Partners Health and Wellness Students

JEP pilots its first semester introducing OT mini courses with great response from students

By Madison Aguirre MA ’14/USC JEP Newsletter April marks the start of OT Awareness Month. But, what is OT? As a second-year master's student in USC's Division of Occupational Science (OS) and Occupational Therapy (OT), I am quite familiar with this question. According to USC's Division of OS and…

Summer English program to speed international student successes ⟩
February 6, 2014

Academics and Courses Global Initiatives International

The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy's Global Initiatives office launched the Summer Occupational Therapy Immersion (SOTI) program in early February. SOTI is a four-week summer program specifically designed for international occupational therapists who are considering…

Forbes Names Occupational Therapy No. 6 Best Master’s Degree for Jobs ⟩
June 11, 2013

Academics and Courses Chan in the Media

Occupational therapy is the sixth-best master's degree for jobs, according to a 2013 list released by Forbes.com. The list ranks master’s degrees according to anticipated long-term opportunities, based on salary data from Payscale.com and employment projection data from the Bureau of Labor…

Serious Students, Offbeat Classes ⟩
December 7, 2011

Academics and Courses Chan in the Media Faculty

Division faculty member Kim Eggleston is featured by USC News on the value of her undergraduate class OT310 Creativity Workshop for facilitating students self-exploration of their creative sides. Read more at Serious Students, Offbeat Classes.

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