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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.

Department of Occupational Therapy Statement on Anti-Racism

We fully support the protests against the systematic racism that led to the senseless murder of George Floyd and so many others. We are committed as a department to doing the hard work of listening and learning, and turning these conversations into “bold action steps that last beyond the lifespan of a statement,” as our Dean outlined.

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News and Events

Author, Occupational Therapist, and Alum Lauren Brukner is “Awesome and in Control”

Meet Lauren (MS '09), who is the author of the “Awesome and in Control Curriculum” – a series of books providing tips and techniques to help children self-regulate their emotions and senses.

Congratulations to the 2020 Frieda J. Behlen Scholarship Winners

NYU OT is pleased to name Taylor Kordich (MS ’21) and Jenny Lai (MS ’21) as this year’s recipients of the Frieda J. Behlen Occupational Therapy Scholarship. Read on to learn more about their current studies, professional goals, and what this accomplishment means to them.

Occupational Therapy Students Organize Lunch Deliveries to Future Colleagues on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Occupational therapists (OTs) are providing critical services to patients recovering from COVID-19. Eager to thank their future peers, OT students formed a COVID “OuTreach” Team dedicated to spreading positivity throughout the profession.

About Us

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

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DEPARTMENT OF

Occupational Therapy

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5825
Email: occupational.therapy@nyu.edu

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