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Class of 2023 OTD students photo
Class of 2023 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) students
Photo taken August 2, 2021 when policy permitted outdoor group photos without masks.

Student News

UF occupational therapy students help TLC clients…

The University of Florida’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy students were featured in this Gainesville Sun article, highlighting third-year student…

Bhumi Patel, 24, an occupational therapist student from UF, admires Ashley McCarthy's painted nails on Jan. 7 while working with members of the TLC (Transitions Life Center) staff.

UF’s first Doctor of Occupational Therapy class…

This milestone class also holds the distinction of being the first OTD graduates from a Florida public institution.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy pins

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.

photo contest winners 2021
Cameron Hall photo

Cameron Hall

Recognizing OT Student Veteran

This November, just in time for Veterans Day, we recognize Cameron Hall, a first-year student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Hall had a 7 ½ year active duty career, in which he served as an Aviation’s Operations specialist and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). He was stationed at Fort Riley, KS, home of the Big Red One, where he treated soldiers, dependents, and Department of Defense civilians of the 1st Infantry Division. The Department of OT is proud to be guiding and educating Cameron further in his professional development, and thank him for his service!

Fieldwork and Capstone

Fieldwork and Capstone experiences provide students with an opportunity to translate theory into practice and to observe or define the roles of occupational therapy in various clinical settings.

Claudia Luna completes her fieldwork rotation abroad in Peru.

Links to Free Sources of Evidence

Evidence-Based Practice Resources for Occupational Therapists

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Reitz Union

The Reitz Union offers a variety of programs and services to students and the Gainesville community as a whole. Students can benefit from dining options, free student events, arts and leisure programs, and more.

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Student Activities and Involvement

Student Activities and Involvement (SAI) provides support for hundreds of student organizations, through engagement activities and leadership and service mentorship.

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GatorConnect

GatorConnect connects students with hundreds of student organizations on campus.

Two students walking on UF campus by a Gator sculpture