About the Department of Occupational Therapy
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.
We 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 198 accredited programs in the United States.
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Occupational Therapy Chair
Wendy J. Coster, PhD, OT, OTR, FAOTAView profile
Wendy J. Coster, PhD, OT, OTR, FAOTA
Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA
Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD
Centers and Labs
Center for Psychiatric RehabilitationE. Sally Rogers, ScD
Approach Motivation & Participation (AMP) LabDaniel Fulford, PhD
Development, Experience, and Motor Recovery LabClaudio Ferre, PhD
Families & Autism Research LabGael Orsmond, PhD
Kids in Context Research LabWendy J. Coster, PhD, OT, OTR, FAOTA
Motor Development LabSimone V. Gill, PhD, OT, OTR, FAOTA