Orit Shechtman

Orit Shechtman, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-6021
Business Email: oshechtm@phhp.ufl.edu

About Orit Shechtman

Dr. Shechtman is an Associate Professor at the Department of Occupational Therapy. Her research is in the areas of assessments including grip strength measurement in adults and children, assessment of maximal effort and sincerity of effort, and musculoskeletal disorders. She received the American Hand Therapy Foundation’s Burkhalter Memorial Research Award in 2001 and the American Society of Hand Therapist’s Evelyn Mackin Research Grant in 2006. Dr. Shechtman’s research also encompasses driving assessment of older drivers and driving simulators. Dr. Shechtman currently teaches anatomy, kinesiology, neuroscience, and pathophysiology in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program. Dr. Shechtman had received many teaching awards including the University of Florida Teacher of the Year Award in 1997-98, the University of Florida Health Science Center’s Superior Accomplishment Award in 1999-2000, the 2005 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Occupational Therapy Education, the 2005-2006 College of Public Health and Health Professions Teacher of the Year Award, the 2005-2006 Most Outstanding Faculty Member and the 2015-2016 College of Public Health and Health Professions Teacher of the Year Award.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
OTH6008C Neuroscience of Human Occupation
2018-2020
OTH6419 Pathophys Cond in Ot
2019-2021
OTH6423 Clin Musc Anatomy
2019-2021
OTH6242 Clinical Kinesiology
2009-2010,2013-2018,2017-2020
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2008-2019
HSC3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work
2019
RSD7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2017-2019
RSD7979 Advanced Research
2012-2018
OTH5722 Professional Devt Ot
2006-2018
OTH4412L Musculoskeletal Anatomy Laboratory
2011-2018
OTH4412 Musculoskeletal Anatomy
2006-2016,2018
OTH3416 Pathophysiology
2006-2017
OTH4418 The Nervous System and Disorders
2006-2017
OTH4418L The Nervous System and Disorders Laboratory
2009-2017
OTH5002 Founda Occupa Therapy
2009,2017
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2009-2016
RSD6900 College Classroom: Teaching Process and Practice
2011,2014-2015
OTH6905 Individual Work
2014
PHC6937 Spec Top Public Hlth
2006-2010
OTH4412C Musculoskel Anatomy
2009
HSC4905 Individual Study
2021
OTH6911 Capstone

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 273-6021
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