Becky A Piazza

Becky A Piazza, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCPR

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-6096
Business Email: bsumm@phhp.ufl.edu

About Becky A Piazza

Becky Piazza, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCPR is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Occupational Therapy, having previously worked as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) and Clinical Instructor at the University of St. Augustine’s Florida St. Augustine campus (2019-2020). Becky previously served as the Clinical Coordinator for Occupational Therapy and Recreational Therapy at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital (2002-2019) and was the lead occupational therapist for the UF Health Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases multidisciplinary concussion clinic (2018 – 2020). She served as the Florida representative to AOTA’s Representative Assembly (2015-2017) and as the Region 3 Regional Representative for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association (2013 – 2015). Becky coordinated the North Central Florida Occupational Therapy Forum from 2012 – 2017 and founded the Annual Speed Dating with an OT event. Becky specializes in adult inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and has been a practicing occupational therapist within adult physical dysfunction since graduating from UF in 2001. She received her post professional master’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University in 2014 and her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from Chatham University in 2018. Becky received the 2013 Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium’s Outstanding Fieldwork Educator of the Year award, the 2014 Florida Occupational Therapy Association’s Award of Recognition, was granted board certification in physical rehab through AOTA in 2016 and received the 2019 University of Florida Occupational Therapy Sandra Edwards Colloquium Outstanding Clinical Contributions Award and the 2019 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy Outstanding Alumni Award.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021-2022
OTH6726 Service Deliv/Organiz
2021-2023
OTH6911 Capstone
2021
OTH6419 Pathophys Cond in Ot
2021-2023
OTH6435 Therapeutic Skills I
2021-2023
OTH6705 Leader/Prof Develop
2022
OTH6700 Advocacy and Interprofessional Skills
2021-2023
OTH6115 Ot Clinical Skills 2
2022-2023
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is rooted in a social constructivist view that prioritizes trust based and relational approach between the learner and the teacher. The teacher learner relationship is interactive, involving mutual respect and critical reflection. My role as an educator is to facilitate knowledge translation from the classroom to the clinical environment. This includes empowering the sense of mastery of didactic content and fieldwork competencies, the sense of appreciation for individual and shared learning experiences, the sense of gratitude for learned proficiency and self-reflective skills, the sense of empowerment to practice as clinician-scholars, and the sense of service to invest in the profession and the populations served.

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6096
Emails:
Business:
bsumm@phhp.ufl.edu