May 20, 2018  
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 
    
USC Catalogue 2017-2018

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


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OT student with child in the Phillippines

 

 

 

 

 

Aviril Sepulveda OTD '17 leads a group of USC Chan master's students in building adaptive seating for children with disabilities in Boron, Philippines for their leadership externship through the non-profit she founded, EN/Ability Project. Photo courtesy of Aviril Sepulveda.

 

 

 


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

Administration

Associate Dean and Chair: Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Faculty

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

Associate Chairs: Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L; Julie McLaughlin Gray, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professors: Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; 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: Erna Blanche, PhD, OTR/L ; Julie McLaughlin Gray, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA; ; Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L; Celso Delgado Jr., OTD, OTR/L; Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L; Linda Liang, MOT, OTR/L; Jaynee Meyer, OTD, OTR/L; Deborah Pitts, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, BCMH (Mental Health); Samia Rafeedie, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR (Physical Rehabilitation), CBIS (Brain Injury); Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Shelby Surfas, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Yasi Amanat, OTD, OTR/L; Amber Bennett, OTD, OTR/L; Elizabeth Carley, OTD, OTR/L; Adley Chan, OTD, OTR/L; Allison Chu, OTD, OTR/L; Catherine Crowley, OTD, OTR/L; Karen Crum, OTD, OTR/L; Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L; Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L; Don Gordon, PhD, OTR/L;Caitlin Greene, OTD, OTR/L;  Ashley Halle, OTD, OTR/L; Marisa Hernandez, OTD, OTR/L; Rebecca Heymann, OTD, OTR/L; Jess Holguin, OTD, OTR/L; Michelle Hsia, OTD, OTR/L; Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Jennifer Jones, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Perring Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L; Jenny Martinez, OTD, OTR/L; Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L; Michael McNulty, OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Mielke, OTD, OTR/L; Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Morikawa, OTD, OTR/L; Phuong Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L; Alexandra Nishi, 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; Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L; Tara Perry, OTD, OTR/L; Elyse Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L; Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Janice Rocker, OTD, OTR/L; Clarissa Saunders-Newton, PhD, 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: Aimee Aguillon, OTR/L; Kim Eggleston, OTD, OTR/L; Scott Orr, OTD, OTR/L; Whitney Pike, BS, OTR/L; Carey Sokol, MA, OTR/L; Joan Vartanian, BS, OTR/L

Research Professor: Michael Carlson, PhD

Research Associate Professors: Jesus Diaz, OTD, OTR/L; Cheryl Vigen, PhD

Research Assistant Professors: Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L; Leah Duker, PhD, OTR/L; Stacey Schepens Niemiec, PhD, OTR/L

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

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Susan Bowles, OTD, OTR/L; Janet Gunter, OTD, OTR/L; Shawn Phipps, PhD, OTR/L; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Cynthia Burt, MA, OTR/L; Remy Chu, MHA, OTR/L; Lisa Deshaies, MA, OTR/L; Heidi Dombish, MS, OTR/L; Dawn Hironaka, BS, OTR/L; 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