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


UFOT delegation presented at 2022 OT Summit of…

A delegation of four faculty and five PhD students presented at the 2022 Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, hosted at the University of…

UFOT delegation attends 2022 OT Summit of Scholars

Faculty Spotlight: Rebecca Piazza, OTD, MS…

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

Becky Piazza photo

Dr. Sherrilene Classen Receives a Faculty…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen has received a UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award, entitled: ”Leadership and Spirituality—A “new” model for PHHP…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen photo

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.

Becky Piazza photo


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…

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…

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. Jul 07

  2. Jul 14

  3. Jul 15

  4. Jul 21

  5. Jul 28

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