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Department Of Occupational Therapy

Drs. Myers and Tester Recognized as 2021 PHHP Outstanding Alumni

Christine Myers is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UF Department of Occupational Therapy, where she serves as the Director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Nicole Tester is an occupational therapist at UF’s Movement Disorders Clinic.

Clinical Assistant Professor

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will serve as faculty for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree program and/or the Bachelor of Health Science program, with primary responsibilities in teaching, secondary responsibilities in research, and service activities as assigned.

Summer 2021 Issue

In This Issue: • UF OTD Program ACOTE Visit • UF OTD Program's Curriculum Framework • New FWPE • Ask the FWC • Upcoming Events

Exercise Psychology

This course will describe the benefits of various modes of exercise and potential barriers and facilitators to exercise. Benefits discussed will include mood, cognitive function, and “The Self”. Periodization techniques will be discussed to transition exercise from a “chore” into becoming a purposeful activity (i.e., occupation).

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.

UFOT alumna Megan Molyneux honored as Gator100 for 2021

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is pleased to honor alumni and business owners who have been named to the University of Florida’s Gator100 for 2021. The awards program recognizes the world’s fastest-growing Gator-owned businesses.

Alumni Spotlight for National Occupational Therapy Month

The UF College of PHHP and the Great Department of Occupational Therapy are celebrating by spotlighting OT alumni who invest in the department and the profession as clinical Fieldwork Educators and Capstone Mentors. Thank you!