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UF occupational therapy students help TLC clients in Ocala

The University of Florida's Doctor of Occupational Therapy students were featured in this Gainesville Sun article, highlighting third-year student Bhumi Patel and the students' collaboration with the Transitions Life Center in Ocala, which supports the independence of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

UF OTD Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to the UF OTD students who participated in the contest! We appreciated the creativity and interest of all the photos submitted.

OT Students Create KnOTs of Love

Fourth-year student, Marianne Philipps, created the KnOTs of Love student group in the Fall of 2019 to teach her fellow OT students how to knit or crochet. Since the inception of KnOTs of Love, over forty-five students have learned to knit or crochet and they have collected over 35 items for donation.

Occupational therapy students raise awareness about OT’s distinct value

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 policy makers about occupational therapy’s distinct value. The student’s letters drew reader’s attention by linking current events and policy issues to the role of occupational therapy.

Gator COTAD receives National Chapter of the Year Award for 2021

This student organization consists of doctor of occupational therapy and pre-occupational therapy undergraduate students, and addresses issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the field of occupational therapy (OT). The group was honored for their work over the past year, including development and implementation of a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mentorship Program between OT clinicians and OT students within the community.