Current Students

Class of 2022 OTD students photo
Class of 2022 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) students

Occupational Therapy Well-Represented in AHEC…

The Department of Occupational Therapy congratulates doctor of occupational therapy students named as Florida AHEC Scholars.

UFOT students selected as 2020 Florida AHEC Scholars

OT PhD student Carlyn Ellison selected for CTSI…

Under the mentorship of Drs. Classen and Struckmeyer, PhD student Carlyn Ellison from the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation…

Carlyn Ellison photo

Why did you choose the UF OTD program?

Current OTD students provide their thoughts about the program.

OTD Students video
Amber Nipper first-gen student

Amber Nipper

Recognizing First-Gen College Students

“Being a first-generation college student means that I am a product of my decision to step out of my comfort zone. I get to obtain my education and follow my dreams with the support of my mother as I pursue something that is new to both of us, and the resources from scholarship programs like Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars empower me to do so.”

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

Get Involved

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.

Inside Reitz Union atrium photo

Student Activities and Involvement

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

Three PHHP students standing outside looks through a catalog


GatorConnect connects students with hundreds of student organizations on campus.

Two students walking on UF campus by a Gator sculpture