Behavior & Health

Behavior & Health

BS

Occupational Therapy

Rehabilitation Sciences

Rehabilitation Sciences

OTD/PhD PhD

Occupational Therapy Faculty

Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy

Wendy J. Coster, PhD, OT, OTR, FAOTA

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In the Department of Occupational Therapy, you’ll learn from and work closely with faculty who are remarkable in every sense. They’re interdisciplinary and internationally known. They write textbooks, conduct research, present findings at global conferences, serve on committees and task forces, and generally lead the profession. Our faculty love sharing their experience, knowledge, perspective, and projects with students. You’ll find them accessible, supportive, and passionate about teaching. Our Faculty

How does a child’s physical environment encourage or discourage active play? How can older adults modify their daily routines as their vision declines? How does obesity affect a person’s ability to adapt to obstacles in the environment? The Boston University Department of Occupational Therapy explores questions like these, focusing on biological and psychological processes that influence people’s daily activities. And with a focus on evidence-based, client-centered professional education, you’ll be involved in leadership, scholarship, and cutting-edge research that are shaping the profession.

Ranked #1 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report!

USN_OTWe offer undergraduate, graduate professional, and graduate research programs in OT. We also have distance education programs online for practicing professionals and an interdisciplinary doctoral program in rehabilitation sciences.

And we’re proud that Boston University ranks among the world’s most esteemed educators of the next generation of leaders in occupational therapy. In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate school rankings named Boston University’s graduate Occupational Therapy program #1 (tied) out of 156 accredited programs in the United States.

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Ellen Cohn
Program Director, Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy | Clinical Professor

Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OT, OTR, FAOTA

Acting Program Director, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences | Associate Professor

Simone V. Gill, PhD, OT, OTR

Karen Jacobs
Program Director, On-line Post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy | Clinical Professor

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OT, OTR, CPE, FAOTA

Nancy Lowenstein
Program Director, Behavior and Health | Clinical Associate Professor

Nancy Lowenstein, MS, OTR/L, BCPR

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