Short Courses

OT@NYU offers in-person short courses at locations both domestically and across the globe, offering you a unique opportunity to collaborate with expert practitioners. Through these courses, you’ll enhance your expertise in an area of interest or hone a particular skill that will further your development as a clinician.

Short courses are offered throughout the year, and course topics vary per term. Each course is an elective and counts toward the total credits required to graduate.

Below is a list of short courses being offered in 2018 and 2019. Before applying, check with your adviser to confirm that the course you’re interested in is available for your desired dates.

Domestic Short Courses

Clinical Anatomy of the Upper Quadrant: Face, Neck, and Selected Cavities (3 credits)

Dr. Offiong Aqua
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.

New York City OTD Short Course

New York, New York

This course focuses on the breadth of occupational therapy services in the New York City metropolitan area and includes site visits and lectures from local occupational therapists and others in related roles.

International Short Courses

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 see a course that interests you.

Disability in a Global Context (3 credits)

Dr. Sally Poole and Dr. Wen Ling
Shanghai, China

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

In 2018, this course will be offered in Shanghai, China. It 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 (3 credits)

Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig and Dr. Stephen Shore
London, England

In this course, students examine literature and research findings for evidence that supports treatment of children and youth with autism. Students will 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.

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.