We will lead research innovations, present thriving and varied educational programs, embrace a clinician–scientist model, be fiscally healthy, and serve the occupational needs of people, organizations and populations.

1st Public university in Florida to offer OTD program, and nationally to offer BHS-OTD & CDRT programs

100% Pass rate for our graduates on the NBCOT exam over multiple consecutive years

4th Our graduate program ranking among public AAU universities

10 Faculty members who are on the AOTA Roster of Fellows or inducted into the AOTF’s Academy of Research

Our Programs


Doctor of Occupational Therapy

For students holding a bachelor’s degree seeking an entry-level professional OT degree

OTD Learning Lab group photo


Occupational Therapy Combined Program

For undergraduate students applying to the Bachelor of Health Science program at the University of Florida

Class of 2023 BHS-OTD students photo


Rehabilitation Science Doctoral

For students interested in a career in rehabilitation science

RSD students group photo


Professional Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy

For licensed health care professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree

driving with hand controls

Chair’s Message


Chair’s address to students during town hall…

The Occupational Therapy department is taking action to start addressing a culture change that is both necessary and critical so that each one of our…

Dr. Classen still for video address

OT PhD student Carlyn Ellison selected for CTSI…

Under the mentorship of Drs. Classen and Struckmeyer, PhD student Carlyn Ellison from the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation…

Carlyn Ellison photo

Message from the Chair

I am very much troubled, as I am sure you are too– by the recent killing of Mr. George Floyd. The heinous circumstances surrounding his unrightfully…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen speaking to an audience, the American Flag is displayed in the background

In the Spotlight

Clinical Associate Professor And Director, Certificate In Driver Rehabilitation Therapy Program

Dr. Jamie Pomeranz

Recently appointed as the Director of the Social and Behavioral Science concentration in the PhD program in Public Health and as the Coordinator of the Social and Behavioral Science Program Faculty.

Dr. Jamie Pomeranz photo


2019-2020 UFOT Greater Good Report

I invite you to learn more about our mission in our 2019-2020 UFOT Greater Good Report. This updated report celebrates our recent achievements and…

Spring/Summer 2019 Issue

I am delighted to bring you the Spring/Summer 2019 edition of the UFOT Progress Notes: a publication to inform you of the incredible developments…

Winter 2018 Issue

Welcome to the 3rd edition of UFOT Progress Notes; a publication designed to keep you in touch with news and developments in the Department of…

Summer 2018 Issue

Welcome to the 2nd edition of UFOT Progress Notes; a publication designed to keep you in touch with news and developments in the Department of…

Alumni & Giving

Department Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Aug 18

  2. Aug 19

  3. Sep 11

  4. Sep 18

  5. Oct 23