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Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led to little reduction in the overall time they spent in sedentary activity.

UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

The college has received approval to offer the Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the first such degree program offered by a Florida public institution.

Provider’s preference for pain therapy can influence patient’s results

A health care provider’s beliefs about a particular treatment may have a strong influence on the patient’s outcome, according to a study by researchers in the department of physical therapy.

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OT students meet with UF faculty and local practitioners to discuss career opportunities.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree Approved

  • The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree beginning in fall 2018.
  • It will be the first such degree program offered by a Florida public institution.
  • The new degree will replace the current master’s degree in occupational therapy.
  • Like the master’s degree, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy prepares students for entry-level practice, but the curriculum includes enhanced training in evidence-based practice, leadership and advocacy as well as interprofessional education and an advanced clinical capstone experience.

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Concussions and CTE: More complicated than even the experts know

Aug 1st, 2017

A study of the brains of deceased NFL players raised concerns once again about concussions. Writing for The Conversation, Dr. Russell Bauer and Dr. Michael Jaffee argue there is still a lot we don't know.

This Month in PHHP

Jul 26th, 2017

Read the July issue for news and updates from the college's departments and programs.

PHHP faculty members awarded tenure and promotion

Jun 28th, 2017

Several College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty members were awarded tenure or promotion for the 2016-2017 cycle.

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