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Occupational Therapy
The USciences Occupational Therapy program teaches through learning experiences. Why is it so important to the students? Professor Roger Ideishi says, “Placing a strong emphasis on community and culturally-centered practice builds innovation and leadership skills.” Students are in the field interacting with people from all walks of life, designing programs to suit them. Personal experiences can make the assignment more challenging. “It’s that need to create programs for diverse groups that makes learning very personal.” adds Professor Ideishi. Many OT students have written and received grants for community service projects and have also written papers and presented at local and national conferences with faculty—providing a springboard for students to become future leaders in the profession.

Faculty Members include:
Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
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