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China: Advanced Hand and Upper Quadrant Evaluation and Intervention

This course examines the anatomical, biomechanical and wound healing theories that support current concepts in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. We will consider the evidence as we study bone and joint, soft tissue, and multi-system disorders and treatment strategies.  This course will include practical components such as orthotic fabrication.

This course is co-taught with Joan L. Sullivan.  She brings over 30 years of clinical experience and is a past President of the American Society of Hand Therapists. This course would benefit students or practicing therapists who want to advance their knowledge of hand therapy.


Shanghai, China

Program Dates:

July 11 - July 15, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Sunday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Sunday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Occupational Therapy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Advanced Hand & Upper Quadrant Evaluation and Intervention   OT-GE 2802 (3 Points)

Important note: Occupational Therapy students should consult with their academic adviser for approval.  Non-Occupational Therapy students and practicing therapists should consult course instructor for approval.

Summer 2015 Syllabus & Itinerary Draft


Sally E. Poole, OTD, OT/L, CHT 
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, New York University

Joan L. Sullivan, MA, OTR/L, CHT  
Owner, Privant Hand Therapy Clinic


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

Summer 2016 Housing Fees:
Double accommodations- $200 USD per week
Single accommodations- $300 USD per week

Summer 2016 Activities Fees: ??
Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.  International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.


Students will stay in shared accommodations in the NYU Shanghai residence hall.  Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa to China: With only a few exceptions, most short-term foreign travelers such as US or Canadian passport holders need a tourism visa to enter mainland China (e.g., Shanghai, Beijing). For visa requirements and application instructions, visit the People's Republic of China visa link:

Helpful links: US State Department (for China)Center for Disease Control,Lonely Planet Guide (Shanghai)