Occupational Therapy Schools in Florida


Barry University

Occupational Therapy Program
11300 Northeast Second Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

Program Director: Belkis Landa-Gonzalez, Ed.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 38
Phone: (305) 899-3213
Fax: 305-899-2958
Email: ot@mail.barry.edu
Website: www.barry.edu/chs/MSprograms/OccupationalTherapy/
Requirements: bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university, 3.2 cumulative GPA, GRE exam results, two letters of recommendation, completion of prerequisites with B grade or higher, proof of 40 hours of volunteer work, applicants who have degrees or experience in health and human service fields are given priority in the admissions process.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Division of Occupational Therapy
334 Palmer Avenue, Room 311
Tallahassee, FL 32307-3500

Program Director: Dr. Debora Oliveira – Interim Director
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 12-13
Phone: (850) 412-7865
Fax: 850-599-3069
Email: n/a
Website: www.famu.edu/index.cfm?alliedHealth&Division-OccupationalTherapy
Requirements: bachelor’s degree, minimum 2.7 GPA, completion of prerequisites with B grade or higher, proof of volunteer hours, submit exam scores

Florida Gulf Coast University

Department of Occupational Therapy and Community Health
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Program Director: Lynn Jaffe, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: Small
Phone: (239) 590-7550
Fax: N/A
Email: ljaffe@fgcu.edu
Website: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/RS/OTMS/admissions.asp
Requirements: bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum 10 hours of volunteer work in occupational therapy setting, minimum combined score of 1000 on GRE exam, complete admissions application, personal statement, onsite interview, completion of all prerequisite courses

Florida International University

Occupational Therapy Department
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 3,443
Miami, FL 33199

Program Director: Dr. Kinsuk Maitra, Ph.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: N/A
Phone: (305) 348-6068
Fax: (305) 348-1240
Email: kmaitra@fiu.edu
Website: http://cnhs.fiu.edu/ot/index.html
Requirements: complete department application, 3 letters of reference, a curriculum vitae/resume, summary statement of goals, bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, complete prerequisite courses with minimum 3.0 GPA

Nova Southeastern University

Occupational Therapy Department
Health Professions Division, College of Health Care Sciences
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018

Program Director: Rachelle Dorne Ed.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree/Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Avg. Class Size: 22
Phone: (954) 262-1110
Fax: (954) 262-3526 – office of student affairs
Email: dorne@nova.edu
Website: www.nova.edu/ot/
Requirements: minimum 2.75 GPA, official scores from GRE, a written essay, two letters of reference, an onsite interview, minimum 40 hours of volunteer work in OT setting, completed admission application

University of Florida

Department of Occupational Therapy
101 S. Newell Drive
P.O. Box 100164
Gainesville, FL 32611

Program Director: Dr. Joanne Foss
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 10
Phone: (352) 273-6817
Fax: (352) 273-6199
Email: jfoss@phhp.ufl.edu
Website: www.ot.phhp.ufl.edu
Requirements: complete both applications for the University of Florida, Office of Graduate Admissions and the Department of Occupational Therapy, send official transcripts, send GRE scores, submit a letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum 30 hours of volunteer hours in OT setting, complete department application

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Institute of Occupational Therapy
1 University Boulevard
St. Augustine, FL 32086-5783

Program Director: Karen Howell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 45
Phone: (904) 826-0084 x222 or (800) 241-1027 x253
Fax: (904) 826-0085
Email: admissions@usa.edu
Website: http://www.usa.edu/p39-43-Master-of-Occupational-Therapy.aspx
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum GRE score, completion of all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, 4 letters of recommendation, minimum 80 hours of volunteer work in the occupational therapy field