For more than 75 years, the University of Southern California has been working to ensure that people of every age and from every circumstance can live life to the fullest. Throughout the decades, Trojans near and far have advanced the profession of occupational therapy and the research discipline of occupational science. Today, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy proudly carries this legacy forward as we aim to improve the quality of life of people and communities across the world.
USC established the first graduate programs in occupational therapy and occupational science and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top educational institutions. Our scientists currently hold more than $22 million of federal grant funding. Our faculty clinicians have more than 60,000 patient encounters every year. Our alumni hail from 45 countries on six continents.