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

driving with hand controls

CEU Online Program

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

Chair’s Message

Welcome from our chair

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

The UF Department of Occupational Therapy is nationally renowned for its excellent programs in occupational therapy education and research, and is ranked 4th among all public universities in the nation.

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Mobility as a Human Right

Older adults will tell you that losing their driving license is like getting a death sentence. In her unstoppable journey to empower seniors, Dr…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen in UF's full-cab driving simulator.

Path to adulthood: Empowering young adults with…

Dr. Jessica Kramer and her team have designed a tool that allows young people with disabilities to have a voice in their own therapy outcomes and…

Dr. Kramer holding a tablet displaying PEDI-PRO app

Occupational Therapy Well-Represented in AHEC…

The Department of Occupational Therapy congratulates doctor of occupational therapy students named as Florida AHEC Scholars.

UFOT students selected as 2020 Florida AHEC Scholars

In the Spotlight

Clinical Assistant Professor And Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Dr. Heidi Horwitz

Dr. Horwitz brings 10 years of experience as a fieldwork educator to UF OTD Program.

Dr. Heidi Horwitz photo


Fall 2020 Issue

2020 has been the year of the unthinkable. COVID 19 has taken the lives of more than 194,000 U.S. citizens as of this writing. Racial injustice was…

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…

Alumni & Giving

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Upcoming Events

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