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Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy is committed to the development of outstanding, ethical practitioners, leaders, scholars, and researchers in the field of occupational therapy who are prepared to respond to society's ever-changing needs.

Professional Degrees

MS, Occupational Therapy (Professional)

The NYU Steinhardt Professional MS in Occupational Therapy prepares graduates to become registered occupational therapists.

Two-Tiered MS/Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

This two-tiered MS/OTD prepares graduates to become registered occupational therapists and advance their applied knowledge of the profession.

Post-Professional Degrees

MA, Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional)

This one-year master’s gives professionals the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge in occupational therapy.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Post-Professional Degree

In this practitioner-focused advanced degree, occupational therapists enhance their clinical and analytical skills to build their knowledge and credentials.

PhD, Occupational Therapy

The PhD provides occupational therapists with the knowledge and skills to work in the profession as researchers, scholars, and educators.

PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences

Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.

News and Events

Janet Njelesani and a Team of Abu Dhabi Students Study Disability Abuse in Zambian Schools

This past summer, students from NYU's Abu Dhabi campus travelled to Zambia to assist OT Assistant Professor Janet Njelesani on a project looking at violence against students with disability in schools.

Kristie Patten Koenig and Colleagues Awarded NSF Grant to Expand Autism Inclusion Programming

The new grant will expand inclusive maker programming to local high schools and elementary schools.

NYU Ability Project Explores Inclusive Creativity

Creatability — a collaboration between the NYU Ability Project and Google that promotes accessibly creative expression — recently won the prestigious Design Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

About Us

Meet our Department Chair and learn more about the NYU Steinhardt Department of Occupational Therapy.

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Contact Us

NYU Steinhardt
Department of Occupational Therapy
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212 998 5825
Email: occupational.therapy@nyu.edu

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