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Department Of Occupational Therapy

Chair’s Welcome Message

The UF Department of Occupational Therapy is nationally renowned for its excellent programs in occupational therapy education and research, and is ranked 4th among all public universities in the nation.

Foss receives retired educator award

Joanne Foss, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, a professor emerita of the college’s department of occupational therapy, has received a Retired Educator’s Commendation from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Graduate Research Assistantship

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a graduate research assistantship as part of the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program. This assistantship, under the mentorship of Dr. Sherrilene Classen, will begin in January 2020. The graduate research assistant will engage in multidisciplinary research with a focus on driving rehabilitation science and community mobility, in medically at risk populations, through the lifespan. This position will provide intensive training in all aspects of research and rehabilitation science. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in a field that can be applied to research in rehabilitation science; have professional/clinical experience in a rehabilitation related area; be committed to scholarly work in rehabilitation science; and be committed to an interdisciplinary educational philosophy and training model. Applicants are preferably licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida.

UFOT Takes AOTA by Storm

The Department of Occupational Therapy had a strong presence at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference held in New Orleans.

Classen Graduates as a 2019 Fellow of SECU-ALAP

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, who is a Provost-selected Fellow for the Southeastern Conference of Universities (SECU) Advanced Leadership Program for Academics and Professionals (ALAP), recently completed this one-year intensive leadership training.