Aug 07, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


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Dr. Karen Park demonstrates the therapeutic use of swings to occupational therapy students in a pediatrics course.

Occupational therapy master's students study potential therapeutic activities and task analysis with Dr. Amber Bennett. Photo by Phil Channing.

 


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; Gelya Frank, PhD; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professors: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, PhD; Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS (Sonography), FAOTA

Assistant Professors: Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, OTR/L; Elizabeth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L

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

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Rebecca Aldrich, PhD, OTR/L; Arameh Anvarizadeh, OTD, OTR/L; Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L; Allison Chu, OTD, OTR/L; Celso Delgado Jr., OTD, OTR/L; Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L; Linda Liang, MOT, OTR/L; Michael McNulty, OTD, OTR/L; Jaynee Meyer, OTD, OTR/L; Deborah Pitts, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, FAOTA, 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; Adley Chan, 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; Ashley Halle, OTD, OTR/L; Jess Holguin, OTD, OTR/L; Lucy Hosoda, OTD, OTR/L; Michelle Hsia, OTD, OTR/L; Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Jennifer Jones, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L; John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L; Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Mielke, OTD, OTR/L; Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Morikawa, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Morris-Eggleston, OTD, OTR/L; Jodie Murakami, 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; Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L; Elyse Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Kelsey Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L; Janice Rocker, OTD, OTR/L; Clarissa Saunders-Newton, PhD, OTR/L; Emily Schulze, OTD, OTR/L; Linsey Smith; OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Tsai, OTD, OTR/L;  Bari Turetzky, OTD, OTR/L; Christine Turnbull, OTD, OTR/L; Ashley Uyeshiro, OTD, OTR/L; Samantha Valasek, OTD, OTR/L; Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L; Myka Winder, OTD, OTR/L

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Aimee Aguillon, OTR/L; Jenna Kobara, MA, OTR/L; Cindy Luff, MA, OTR/L; Deanna Mannarelli, MA, OTR/L; Whitney Pike, BS, OTR/L; Joan Vartanian, BS, OTR/L

Research Professors: Michael Carlson, PhD; John Sideris, Ph.D.

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

Research Adjunct Instructor: Ana Verran, MA, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professors: Janet Gunter, OTD, OTR/L; Kristy Payne, OTD, OTR/L

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Susan Bowles, OTD, OTR/L; Merry Lee, OTD, OTR/L; Shawn Phipps, PhD, OTR/L; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Joan Surfus, MA, OTR/L

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

Emeritus Professors: Florence Clark, PhD; Linda Fazio, PhD; William Morgan, PhD; Elizabeth J. Yerxa, EdD, LHD (Hon.), ScD (Hon.), DMed (Hon.), FAOTA; Ruth Zemke, PhD, FAOTA

Degrees Offered

The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers a minor in Occupational Science, a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, and a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy. The Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy is offered for students continuing their education following an 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 a post-professional Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (OTD) and a 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® (ACOTE), 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.

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

Graduate Certificate

Doctoral Degree

Courses

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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