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

OTD Learning Lab group photo


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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UF OT Faculty, Postdoc, and PhD Students attend…

A delegation of two faculty (Drs. Kramer and Liu), a post-doctoral associate, and four PhD students will attend the 9th Annual OT Summit of Scholars.

OT Summit of Scholars 2021 - UF OT attendees group photo

Occupational therapy students raise awareness…

April is OT Month, and the class of 2021 UF occupational therapy students celebrated by writing letters to the editor and to state and national…

I heart OT, April is OT month

Gator COTAD receives National Chapter of the Year…

This student organization consists of doctor of occupational therapy and pre-occupational therapy undergraduate students, and addresses issues…

Gator COTAD Chapter members photo

In the Spotlight

Clinical Associate Professor And Director, Doctor Of Occupational Therapy Program

Dr. Christine Myers

Dr. Myers has been elected to receive the Roster of Fellows award from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Dr. Christine Myers photo


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”…

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…

Alumni & Giving


April is National Occupational Therapy Month!

The UF College of PHHP and the Great Department of Occupational Therapy are celebrating by spotlighting OT alumni who invest in the department and the profession as clinical Fieldwork Educators and Capstone Mentors. Thank you!

Laura Tuck, MOT 2012 and Zach Pindar, MOT 2017

Department Calendar

Upcoming Events

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