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Information for Prospective International Students

Earn up to 6 elective credits toward your Post-Professional MA degree before you arrive on campus in New York City.

Starting Summer 2016, we are offering two courses in Shanghai for incoming Post-Professional Master's students and practicing professionals. These courses enable you to start your studies in China during the summer and to complete your degree requirements during the Fall and Spring semesters at NYU's New York City campus.

Internationally renowned NYU Occupational Therapy faculty will teach both courses at NYU Shanghai's new Pudong campus. The campus features an expansive library and modern classroom and laboratory facilities.

Benefits of starting your program in Shanghai:

  • Earn up to 6 credits toward your degree
  • Meet current Occupational Therapy students
  • If necessary, complete your English Language Requirements. If you are required to take English language courses you will be able to complete this requirement in Summer Session I (May 23 - July 5), prior to beginning these courses in Summer Session II (July 4 - August 12).

Summer 2016 in Shanghai: Intensive Occupational Therapy Courses

Sensory Processing Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Autism
July 4- July 8, 2016
In this course, you will learn about the sensory processing differences for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  These differences may be both a barrier to participation in a society that requires support, or may be an asset and contribute to skill development. Drawing on your own clinical and educational experiences you will examine service provision in a different cultural context as well as the efficacy and effectiveness of support and intervention for individuals with ASD.

Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, chair of the NYU Occupational Therapy Department and a leading authority on autism, and Dr. Stephen Shore, an autistic self-advocate and well known international speaker, will co-teach this course.  Dr. Shore is President emeritus of the Asperger's Associaion of New England, a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committe (IACC), and a former board member of the Autism Society. 

Advanced Hand & Upper Quadrant Evaluation and Intervention
July 11 – July 15, 2016
This course advances your knowledge of hand therapy. You will examine the anatomical, biomechanical and wound healing theories that support current concepts in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. You will consider the evidence as you study bone and joint, soft tissue, and multi-system disorders and treatment strategies. This course will include practical components such as orthotic fabrication.

Dr. Sally Poole, a leader in upper limb rehabilitation at NYU Steinhardt, and Joan L. Sullivan will co-teach this course. Joan Sullivan has over 40 years of clinical experience and is a Founding Charter Member and past President of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She has owned a hand therapy practice for over 20 years.

Learn more about the Post-Professional OT programs at NYU