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

Chair’s Message


UF presence at FOTA

UF faculty and students present at the annual state conference- Florida Occupational Therapy Association- in November, 2023 at Nova Southeastern…

Drs. Suny Darcy, Heidi Horwitz, and Becky Piazza at FOTA 2023

In the Spotlight

Clinical Assistant Professor

Carolyn Hanson, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Carolyn Hanson returned to the OT Department in 2018 and teaches primarily in the BHS program. She is a licensed occupational therapist with experience in acute care and home health.

Dr. Carolyn Hanson photo


Fall 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Fall 2023 issue of the UF OT newsletter! We are happy to provide you with an update and overview of some of the accomplishments and…

Summer 2022 Issue

We hope you will find our Summer newsletter informative and telling of UF OT’s continued expansion, evolution, and excellence in research…

Spring 2022 Issue

Our Spring semester is transitioning into an early Florida Summer – with an abundance of activities, programs, projects, and progress in our…

Alumni & Giving

We are proud of our amazing alumni!

UFOT alumni practice in diverse settings, lead research, and hold state and national occupational therapy leadership positions.

Drs. Becky Piazza and Sherrilene Classen celebrate with alumni during the PHHP Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony 2022.

Department Calendar

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Task Force

Our purpose is to foster an academic community that practices the values, culture, perspectives, and competencies needed to realize the full participation and innovative capacity of all Department of Occupational Therapy students, staff, and faculty by enacting principles of accountability, justice, inclusion, equity, and diversity.

Gator COTAD received National Chapter of the Year Award for 2021