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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

OTD

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

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

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BHS-OTD

Occupational Therapy Combined Program

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

Class of 2026 BHS-OTD group photo

RSD

Rehabilitation Science Doctoral

For students interested in a career in rehabilitation science

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DRT

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

RECENT NEWS

Dr. Kramer receives Dean’s Citation Award 2022

Usability and reliability of an accessible patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) software: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability…

Dean's Citation Awardee Dr. Jessica Kramer

Jessica Kramer presents at Norwegian…

Jessica Kramer presented a keynote at the Capturing the Magic: Participation for all (CAPA) symposium held at the Beitostølen Healthsports Center…

Dr. Jessica Kramer at CAPA 2022 in Norway

Assessing Mobility Benefits of Autonomous Ride…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen and collaborators Dr. Vandeweerd, Dr. Stetten, Isabelle Wandenkolk and our Industry partner Mark Reid, have been awarded an…

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In the Spotlight

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rebecca Piazza, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCPR

Dr. Becky Piazza joined the Occupational Therapy department in 2021. She is a licensed occupational therapist with over 20 years’ experience and is board certified in physical rehabilitation.

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QUARTERLY PROGRESS NOTES FROM OUR CHAIR

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. Nov 30

  2. Dec 15

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