Occupational Therapy Schools in California


California State University, Dominguez Hills

Department of Occupational Therapy

College of Professional Studies

School of Health and Human Services

1000 East Victoria Street, WHA 320 H

Carson, CA 90747-0005

Program Director: Terry Peralta-Catipon

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree

Credits: 78

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size:

Phone: (310) 243-2726

Fax: 310-516-3542

Email: scastruita@csudh.edu

Website: www.csudh.edu/cps/hhs/ot/

Requirements: Bachelor degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, 80 hours of supervised volunteer hours, 3 letters of recommendation, passing GRE scores, official transcripts from all other institutions, onsite interview, immunization records

Dominican University of California

Department of Occupational Therapy

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

Program Director: Unknown

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree or bachelor/master’s degree

Credits: N/A

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size: 16

Phone: (415) 458-3731

Fax: N/A

Email: diane.griffeath@dominican.edu

Website: www.dominican.edu/academics/hns/ot.html

Requirements: minimum 40 hours volunteer experience – 20 of which must be related to occupational therapy, complete all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, official transcripts including scores from GRE

Loma Linda University

Occupational Therapy Program

Nichol Hall, Room A901

Loma Linda, CA 92350-0001

Program Director: Liane Hewitt, DrPH, OTR/L

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree or combined bachelor/master degree, doctoral

Credits: N/A

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size: 30

Phone: (909) 558-4628

Fax: (909) 558-0239

Email: studyot@llu.edu

Website: www.llu.edu/allied-health/sahp/ot/otwelcome.page

Requirements: submission of 3 letters of recommendation, minimum 3.0 GPA, work/volunteer experience in an occupational therapy department, onsite interview

Samuel Merritt University

Occupational Therapy Department

450 30th Street, Suite 4706

Oakland, CA 94609-3302

Program Director: Kate Hayner, EdD, OTR/L

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree

Credits: 60

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size: 150

Phone: (510) 869-6576

Fax: 510-869-6951

Email: khayner@samuelmerritt.edu

Website: www.samuelmerritt.edu/occupational_therapy

Requirements: Bachelor degree in any area, completion of all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum 40 hours of volunteer work in the occupational therapy field, 3 letters of recommendation

San Jose State University

Department of Occupational Therapy

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0059

Program Director: Pamela Richardson

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree or combined bachelor/master’s degree

Credits: N/A

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size: 30

Phone: (408) 924-3070

Fax: 408-924-3088

Email: pamela.richardson@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/occupationaltherapy/

Requirements: Apply to school online, submit GRE or MAT scores, submit all transcripts from other institutions, 3 letters of recommendation, 100 hours of volunteer hours, complete and mail acceptance packet to school

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Diego Campus

Occupational Therapy Program

700 Windy Point Drive

San Marcos, CA 92069

Program Director: Karen Howell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree

Credits: N/A

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size: 45

Phone: (760) 591-3012

Fax: (904) 826-0085

Email: admissions@usa.edu

Website: www.usa.edu/

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum GRE score of 294, completion of all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, 4 letters of recommendation, minimum 80 hours of volunteer work in the occupational therapy field

University of Southern California

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

1540 Alcazar Street, CHP-133

Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003

Program Director: Florence Clark, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Status: Accreditation

Completion: Master’s degree or combined bachelor/master degree

Credits: N/A

ACOTE: Yes

AOTA: Yes

Avg. Class Size: N/A

Phone: (866) 385-4250

Fax: (323) 442-1540

Email: skelly@usc.edu

Website: http://ot.usc.edu/

Requirements: submit GRE scores, submit all official transcripts, bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, complete all prerequisite courses prior to start of program.