Occupational Therapy students and faculty

Helping people live full, meaningful lives.

We help 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 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.

  • Stephanie Conway
    Vermillion, S.D. – Stephanie Conway, an occupational therapy student at the University of South Dakota, will help represent the occupational therapy profession in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade, to be held in Pasadena, California on Jan. 2, 2017.
  • 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

Campus map of Lee Med Sanford School of Medicine building
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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