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Now accepting applicants for the new Driver Rehabilitation Therapy Certificate Program

Published: Apr 11th, 2018

Graduates of this program are qualified to be entry-level driver rehabilitation therapists working with medically-at-risk drivers.

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UF team to help innovate retrofits for homes for people with disabilities

Published: Jan 12th, 2018

Imagine using your living room as a dining room or your kitchen as a bedroom – complete with handicap-accessible equipment. University of Florida researchers will help develop those conversions, as […]

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

CTSI Seminar, Oct. 10: Clinical application of high-fidelity driving simulators for medically-at-risk populations

Published: Oct 1st, 2017

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, editor of a new book on driving simulators for health care professionals, will discuss clinical applications of the simulators for medically-at-risk populations.

UF OT students meet with local practitioners in quick sessions to learn more about the profession and job opportunities in the area.

UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

Published: Jul 10th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree beginning in […]

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Published: Jan 1st, 2017

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health […]

Winning Student Poster at the FOTA Annual Conference

Published: Nov 11th, 2016

The University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference held November 4th and 5th in Orlando. Congratulations to Zachary Pindar, […]

UF OT program to offer free vehicle checks for older drivers

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

The University of Florida department of occupational therapy will offer CarFit, a free national program, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 […]

Joanne Foss & Emily Pugh

Two Faculty Members Receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows Award

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

The Department of Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that two of its faculty members have been chosen to receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows award. Joanne J. Foss, PhD, OTR/L […]

Third Time’s A Charm

Published: Jul 8th, 2016

Amid an office brimming with books on the human body, there is a wall filled with shiny plaques honoring her achievements. Now, Orit Shechtman, Ph.D., OTR/L, an associate professor in […]

Al Garcia and Sandra Edwards

Gift to OT Department Establishes Annual Colloquium

Published: Jun 15th, 2016

Al Garcia wanted to give his wife, Sandra Edwards, a gift that was truly unique. “I’ve seen husbands give their spouses diamonds or jewelry, but I wanted to do something […]