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


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


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…

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…

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. Oct 13

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