UFOT Vision and Mission


By 2025, the UF OT Department will be a vibrant preeminent research and educational entity in the USA.


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.

UFOT Values

We, the members of the Great Department of Occupational Therapy, establish and uphold these shared values to guide our collective actions and decision-making, foster our growth, and promote the department’s health and wellbeing.


We promote collective decision-making through affirmation of everyone’s contributions.


We commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion by establishing common goals and critically reflecting and acting on how privilege and power may influence our interactions and decisions.


We remain adaptable and intentionally grow and build endurance through our focus on connection, wellness, healthy thinking, and meaning.


We acknowledge and consider others’ strengths, interests, and priorities to align expertise, talent, and objectives for the benefit of the individual and the Department.


We innovate, facilitate change, foster growth, optimize processes, and question to promote positive disruption.


We proactively share relevant and factual information and provide clear expectations and deadlines.

Activities of the Chair

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…

project team collage

Accelerating Innovation in Autonomous Ride…

During a session on “Accelerating Innovation Through Diversity of Thought” at XPONENTIAL 2022, attendees discussed how diversity and…

Dr. Sherrilene Classen photo

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