Short Courses

OT@NYU offers in-person short courses at locations both domestically and across the globe, giving you a unique opportunity to collaborate with expert practitioners at NYU’s NYC campus and NYU campuses around the world.

These cultural experiences can help to shape your e-Portfolio, enhance your expertise in an area of interest, and hone a particular skill that will further your development as a clinician.

If you are interested in registering for a short course, reach out to your academic adviser. Each course requires an additional application process, and space is limited.

Short courses are offered throughout the year, and course topics vary by term. Each course is an elective and counts toward your total credits required to graduate. Below are examples of short courses OT@NYU has offered in the past.

Domestic Short Course Examples

CLINICAL ANATOMY OF THE UPPER QUADRANT: FACE, NECK, AND SELECTED CAVITIES

New York, New York

Students in this course enhance their knowledge of upper extremities, face, neck, oral, and pharyngeal and laryngeal cavities through blunt gross dissection, discussion, and reading of selected literature in anatomy. While this is not a treatment course, students discuss the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures to basic clinical problems.

PROMOTING FAMILY RESILIENCE

New York, New York

This course examines the impact of a child or adult with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities on family relationships and family life, as well as the impact of families on health and well-being. Parental and caregiver needs, challenges, beliefs, and practices are highlighted.

International Short Course Examples

International short courses are announced through emails from the Office of Global Programs. These courses have a longer application process, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you learn of an upcoming course that interests you. Learn more about graduate study abroad opportunities.

DISABILITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

Many locations

The Disability in a Global Context course has taken place in a range of international locations, including Accra, Ghana; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel.

The course focuses on how educational, religious, cultural, political, and historical events and beliefs influence the treatment of and productivity of people with disabilities. The specific focus of this course changes depending on the faculty and location.

SHIFTING TO A STRENGTH-BASED PARADIGM: A FOCUS ON AUTISM

London, England

In this course, students examine literature and research findings for evidence that supports treatment of children and youth with autism. Students visit a variety of settings, including strength-based programs, and attend meetings with strength-based scholars and self-advocates. This course is co-taught with Dr. Stephen Shore, an adult with autism.

DEVELOPING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Tel Aviv, Israel

Students of occupational therapy, art, and technology explore various fabrication techniques while learning about each other’s roles and foci. Partnering with rehab and assistive technology development companies in Tel Aviv, students learn about the development processes for assistive technology devices. Students also learn about local culture through presentations and discussions as well as through participation in local activities.

A FOCUS ON AUTISM AND WELL-BEING: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE UK AND THE US

London, England

This course is co-taught by an occupational therapist and a special educator who is an autistic self-advocate. Students will focus on a shift to strengths rather than remediation of deficits, as many people have been trained. In partnership with a UK-based research collective, this course provides a comprehensive view of strategies and interventions for individuals with autism. Students from various backgrounds bring their own expertise to course discussions.

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