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Program Details

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.


Students must have Occupational Therapist certification (OTR).

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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