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USC Catalogue 2016-2017 
    
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


Return to: USC Independent Health Professions at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry  OT students helps people sew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more than 10 years, hundreds of USC occupational students, including Kathy Phi MA '14, have traveled to Ghana to learn about and provide culturally responsive vocational consultations for Ghanaian children and teens with disabilities. Photo by Heather Dingess.

 

 

 


Health Sciences Campus
Center for the Health Professions
1540 Alcazar St., CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
(323) 442-2850
Toll Free: (866) 385-4250
FAX: (323) 442-1540
Email: info@chan.usc.edu
chan.usc.edu

Faculty

Mrs. T.H. Chan Professorship in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Associate Dean and Chair: Florence A. Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Chairs: Linda Fazio, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Julie McLaughlin Gray, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L

Professors: Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Florence A. Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Gelya Frank, PhD; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Cheryl Mattingly, PhD; William Morgan, PhD

Associate Professor: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, PhD

Assistant Professors: Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG (Gerontology), FAOTA; Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, OTR/L; Elizabeth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L; Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS (Sonography), FAOTA; Olga Solomon, PhD; Barbara Thompson, PhD

Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Linda Fazio, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Erna Blanche, PhD, OTR/L; Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L; Julie McLaughlin Gray, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Michael Ang, OTD, OTR/L; Amber Bennett, OTD, OTR/L; Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L; Elizabeth Carley, OTD, OTR/L; Adley Chan, OTD, OTR/L; Karen Crum, OTD, OTR/L; Carlin Daley, MAEd, OTD, OTR/L; Celso Delgado Jr., OTD, OTR/L; Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L; Don Gordon, PhD, OTR/L; Ashley Halle, OTD, OTR/L; Marisa Hernandez, OTD, OTR/L; Jess Holguin, OTD, OTR/L; Michelle Hsai, OTD, OTR/L; Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Perring Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L; Jenny Martinez, OTD, OTR/L; Michael McNulty, OTD, OTR/L; Jaynee Meyer, OTD, OTR/L; Helen Mirsaeidi, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Morikawa, OTD, OTR/L; Phuong Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L; Kristin Nxumalo, OTD, OTR/L; Emily Ochi, OTD, OTR/L; Jazminne Orozco, OTD, OTR/L; Daniel Park, OTD, OTR/L; Joanne Park, OTD, OTR/L; Tara Perry, OTD, OTR/L; Elyse Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Deborah Pitts, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, BCMH (Mental Health); Samia Rafeedie, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR (Physical Rehabilitation), CBIS (Brain Injury); Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L; Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Clarissa Saunders-Newton, PhD, OTR/L; Shelby Surfas, OTD, OTR/L; Bari Turetzky, OTD, OTR/L; Ashley Uyeshiro, OTD, OTR/L; Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L; Myka Winder, OTD, OTR/L

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Mahjabeen Aftab, OTR/L; Aimee Aguillon, OTR/L; Catherine Crowley, OTD, OTR/L; Kim Eggleston, OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Mielke, OTD, OTR/L; Scott Orr, OTD, OTR/L; Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L; Whitney Pike, BS, OTR/L; Janice Rocker, OTD, OTR/L; Carey Sokol, MA, OTR/L; Joan Vartanian, BS, OTR/L

Research Professor: Michael Carlson, PhD

Research Adjunct Professor: Barbara Gage, PhD

Research Associate Professor: Sarah Jeanne Salvy, PhD

Research Assistant Professors: Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L; Jesus Diaz, OTD, OTR/L; Leah Duker, Ph.D., OTR/L; Stacey Schepens Niemiec, PhD, OTR/L; Cheryl Vigen, PhD

Research Adjunct Assistant Professor: Nora Kashani, JD, OTR/L

Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Linda Liang, MOT, OTR/L

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Shawn Phipps, PhD, OTR/L

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Susan Bowles, OTD, OTR/L; Cynthia Burt, MA, OTR/L; Remy Chu, MHA, OTR/L; Lisa Deshaies, MA, OTR/L; Heidi Dombish, MS, OTR/L; Janet Gunter, OTD, OTR/L; Dawn Hironaka, BS, OTR/L; Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Joan Surfus, MA, OTR/L

Distinguished Emeritus Professor: Elizabeth J. Yerxa, EdD, LHD (Hon.), ScD (Hon.), DMed (Hon.), FAOTA

Emeritus Professor: Ruth Zemke, PhD, FAOTA

Degrees Offered

The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, a minor in Occupational Science, and a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy. The Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy is offered for students continuing their education following their undergraduate degree in occupational therapy, for students whose first degree is in another field and also for certified occupational therapists seeking a post-professional degree. The division also offers the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) and the PhD in Occupational Science. The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy master's-level professional degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education®, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914, acoteonline.org.

Entry into occupational therapy practice is at the graduate degree level only. In order to practice, students in the bachelor's program must earn an MA degree in Occupational Therapy, successfully complete a minimum of 24 full-time weeks of clinical fieldwork, sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy® (NBCOT) exam and apply for a license (in most states including California).

Pi Theta Epsilon

Pi Theta Epsilon is the national honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in entry-level graduate programs of occupational therapy across the United States.

The Alpha Eta Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) at the University of Southern California selects candidates early in the spring semester of each year based on National PTE guidelines related to academic standing and students' potential for leadership in the profession.

Programs

Bachelor's Degree

Minor

Master's Degree

University Certificate

Doctoral Degree

Courses

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy