Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy is delivered through the university’s College of Public Health & Health Professions, and administered by the Department of Occupational Therapy. The goal of the MHS in Occupational Therapy is to provide working therapists with advanced education in a convenient online format. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working therapy professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally be able to find the time to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The MHS in Occupational Therapy program’s core curriculum consists of six courses, or 36 credits, and takes approximately two years to complete. The courses are created by drawing knowledge and inspiration from the university’s 30 year history in offering advanced master’s educations, and identifying a curriculum that is relevant to career advancement in today’s health care environment. The courses that students will take through this program span the topics of Leadership and Independent Practice, Assistive Technology and Occupational Performance, Neuroscience of Human Occupation, Trends and Issues in Healthcare, Evidenced Based Practice, and Professional Development. Through these six courses, students may have the opportunity to gain a diverse and thorough education in the field of Occupational Therapy, and may also possess a decisive competitive edge when entering the work force after graduation.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have Occupational Therapist certification (OTR).


    2-3 day seminar at the UF campus required as part of the Professional Development course in the last semester of enrollment

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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