Students

Occupational Therapy students bring energy and excellence to the program. The wealth of experience and diversity of backgrounds the Occupational Therapy students bring to the program creates a dynamic and enriching academic community. The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) further enriches the program by providing educational, professional and social opportunities for Occupational Therapy students and the chance to develop leadership skills. Not surprisingly, SJSU graduates have earned a reputation as highly accomplished clinicians and leaders in Occupational Therapy.


ot students with upper extremity prostheses demo

The Department of Occupational Therapy has one area of study, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree Program, which allows the student to expand their education and enhance their skills as an occupational therapist.
NOTE: The Online Post-Professional Master's Degree program is no longer offered by the department of Occupational Therapy here at San Jose State University. Please visit the AOTA website to view other post-professional programs.

Below are several student links that will assist in directing students throughout the website and hopefully answer any questions about the degree. For further questions, feel free to contact the OT department at (408) 924-3070.


Student Links

To be completed by students each semester following advising with assigned Advisor.  Copy must be submitted to the OT Dept. admin assistant, Sara Villarreal, for filing.

To be completed by students and forwarded to the faculty being petitioned to. Faculty to submit to the OT Dept. admin assistant, Sara Villarreal, for filing.
The OT Program offers a choice of several types of clinics as a practicum course for senior occupational therapy students.
The Student Occupational Therapy Association (S.O.T.A.) is a non-profit, pre-professional, student-run association which aims to benefit the students in the Occupational Therapy department.

Guidelines and procedures for Mary Booth scholarship application.
Please click here to fill out and submit the application online. Application forms are also available for download. (Applications for this scholarship will be accepted starting on March 26, 2019.)
DEADLINE: TBA

Guidelines and procedures for Bonita Kraft scholarship application.
Please click here to fill out and submit the application online. Application forms are also available for download. (Applications for this scholarship will be accepted starting on March 26, 2019.)
DEADLINE: TBA

Guidelines and procedures for Wynn Schultz-Krohn scholarship application.
Please click here to fill out and submit the application online. Application forms are also available for download. (Applications for this scholarship will be accepted starting on March 26, 2019.)
DEADLINE: TBA

National Occupational Therapy Honor Society

The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to support the development of occupational sciences and the practice of authentic occupational therapy by promoting research and other scholarly activities by its members. In this way, the organization serves not only the profession, but helps to insure quality health care services for the general public.

 


Student Achievements

2019 Outstanding Student Organization Member

Congratulations to our current student, Kimiko McNeil, for receiving the Outstanding Student Organization Member of the Year award!
(photo below: Kimiko McNeil)

photo of student Kimiko McNeil

2019 CEED Awards

Congratulations to our current student, Serina Murphy, for receiving the 2019 CHHS CEED Graduate Student Award (College of Health and Human Sciences Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity)!
(photo below: Serina Murphy shown here on the right with CHHS Interim Dean Pam Richardson.)

photo of Serina Murphy with Dr. Richardson

2018 OTAC Student Award recipient

A recent student alumni, Jessica Roestenburg, has been selected to receive
the OTAC (Occupational Therapy Association of California) Outstanding
Student Award this year! This award recognizes a student OTAC member
who has made significant  contribution in OT in the area(s) of scholarship, organizational activities, community service, and/or advocacy.  Jessica was nominated by our department Chair, Dr. Wynn Schultz-Krohn. An awards ceremony will be held at the annual OTAC conference on Friday, October
26th, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Congratulations, Jessica!

photo of Jessica Roestenburg

2017-18 CEED Awards

Congratulations to our SOTA (Student OT Association) for receiving the
CASA CEED Student Organization Award (College of Applied Sciences and
Arts Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity)!

(Photo, L to R: CASA Dean Mary Schutten, Kaylene deBord, Lisa Benjamin
and Erin Lubniewski)

CEED award received by SOTA students

OT student, Suzanne Walter, won CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement

The CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement is given each year
to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need. Read more.

photo of Suzanne Walter