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

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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

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CEU Online Program

Learn from experts in the field, University of Florida faculty, with unlimited access to all online CEU courses.

Chair’s Message


Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2022

The Department of Occupational Therapy will host the sixth annual Sandra Edwards Colloquium on February 12, 2022 as a live virtual online event. The…

Dr. Timothy Wolf photo

UF occupational therapy students help TLC clients…

The University of Florida’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy students were featured in this Gainesville Sun article, highlighting third-year student…

Bhumi Patel, 24, an occupational therapist student from UF, admires Ashley McCarthy's painted nails on Jan. 7 while working with members of the TLC (Transitions Life Center) staff.

OT researcher and collaborators receive $4.8…

Investigators aim to determine the best way to deliver crisis prevention mental health services for youth and young adults with IDD and their…

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In the Spotlight

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Anna Galloway

Dr. Galloway is one of our newest faculty members. She is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist, a board certified Music Therapist, and a certified leader for Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Dr. Anna Galloway photo


Winter 2021 Issue

With touches of Fall everywhere in North-Central Florida, we are reminded that this year is drawing to a rapid end— and what a year it was! Like…

Summer 2021 Issue

With joy and delight, I am introducing you to our Department’s Summer 2021 Progress Notes Newsletter. The University of Florida’s Department of…

Spring 2021 Issue

Exiting 2020 has brought me to the realization that all of us—consciously or unconsciously – has come to hit the “Control-Alt-Delete button”…

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.

Celebrating distinguished and visiting alumni during UF Homecoming 2019.

Department Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Jan 26

  2. Mar 18

  3. May 13

  4. Jul 15

  5. Sep 09

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