Occupational Therapy students and faculty

Helping people live full, meaningful lives.

We assist clients of all ages gain the skills they need to succeed, choosing innovative tools and methods to help them perform valued activities.

Occupational therapy is identified as one of 10 "opportunity jobs" with a bright salary outlook and faster-than-average growth.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online.

To view accreditation information, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association website or visit the Accreditation Information page.

More Information

  • Eighty-one students from the USD Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy programs participated in interprofessional service as a part of their orientation activities. Students volunteered at local schools to help the district prep for the new school year.

  • USD Moses Ikiugu
    Dr. Moses Ikiugu was elected as the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in 2015. Dr. Ikiugu brings extensive international knowledge and experience to this role, advancing AOTA's Centennial Vision.
  • Retired Army Major Tammy Phipps, a USD occupational therapy graduate and certified driving rehabilitation specialist, developed the driving rehabilitation program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2008. She continues to direct the only comprehensive driving rehabilitation program operated by the Department of Defense, a program that is now housed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Contact Us

Lee Medical Building Location
Department of Occupational Therapy
Lee Medical Building Room 302
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

Main Phone:605-658-6500 or Admissions: 605-658-6356



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