Current Students

2022 OT Students graduates

Meet Our 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.

Learn more about SOTA

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree Program

The Department of Occupational Therapy currently 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. (OTD Program coming soon - effective Spring 2023!) 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.

Visit AOTA website

Student Achievements

photos of OT students who received scholarships

California Foundation for Occupational Therapy (CFOT) scholarship recipients

We were VERY well represented at the California Foundation for Occupational Therapy (CFOT) event at the recently held 2022 OTAC Conference!
Congratulations to all our wonderful OT students who received scholarships:

  • Knox-Hirsch Scholarship Awardee: Michael Benson
  • Michele Berro Scholarhsip Awardee: Sienna Kuykendall
  • Chuck Strauch Scholarhsip Awardee: Nicole Orr
  • Linda Florey Scholarhsip Awardee: Thao Pham
  • Lisa Test Scholarhsip Awardee: Lauren Worley

Grateful Occupational Therapy Students/2022 Scholarship Recipients

Mary Booth Scholarship:
Nicole Apodaca
Emily Boykin
Elana Candiotti-Pacheco
Anna Dayley
Kellie Fineman
Mayumi Haskell
Brian Kim
Nicole Orr
Nihada Sahmanovic
Kiana Shibata
Ciara Stewart
Hope Weseloh
Tiffany Wong
Lauren Worley
Angela Yeon

Bonita Kraft Scholarship:
Eden Wong

Wynn Schultz-Krohn Scholarship
Krista Conn
Sienna Kuykendall
Ryan McBride
Maria Wong

List of Endowed Scholarships

St. Catherine challenge _winners

St. Catherine Challenge Year

"Our Pi Theta Epsilon chapter has done it again and we are in the Silver category for fund raising to support OT Research!!!
Our students have a deep commitment to the profession and to advancing the profession by supporting research efforts!!!
CONGRATS PTE!!!!" - Dr. Winifred Schutlz-Krohn, Faculty Advisor for Pi Theta Epsilon, Occupational Therapy Honor Society

Support the St. Catherine Challenge

OT Students Campus News

Occupational Therapy Students Out and About in the Community - article by Dr. Luis Arabit, Asst. Professor (OT Dept.)

Moments of Mindfulness brought by CHHS Student Advisory Committee - article by Liliana Gomez, CHHS Dept. Coordinator

Excellent job on an Advocacy project!

Please watch this 5-minute video called "Occupational Therapy and Mental Health during COVID-19" created by our 2021 graduate students.

Kudos and Great Job!

Check out this 5-minute video called "REDEFINING OCCUPATION" created by our 2019 first year students for the Campus Movie Fest (CMF). On October 1, 2019, the film was one of the 16 selected to be screened out of the 41 films submitted.

Student Resources

Scholarships

Scholarship application opens:
March 1, 2022
DEADLINE: April 8, 2022

List of endowed scholarships [pdf]

Mary Booth Scholarship - guidelines and procedures [pdf]
Apply here (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form).

Bonita Kraft Scholarship - guidelines and procedures [pdf]
Apply here (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form).

Wynn Schultz-Krohn Scholarship - guidelines and procedures [pdf]
Apply here (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form).

Student Associations

Pi Theta Epsilon - National Occupational Therapy Honor Society

Student Occupational Therapy Association

Forms

Advising Form [pdf] 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.

Student Manual Acknowledgement Form [pdf] (New Students: download the fillable form, complete it and then submit it on the Canvas site per your Advisor.)

General Petition to the Faculty Form [pdf]