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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.

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

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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Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program Patient Days


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy students participate in learning sessions with actual patients from the community throughout the program.
  • The goal of patient days is to couple curriculum and classroom knowledge with practical, hands-on clinical skills.
  • Students complete evaluations and provide initial treatment for participants with faculty supervision.


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Jun 28th, 2017

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

PHHP faculty members awarded tenure and promotion

Jun 23rd, 2017

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

Why treating breast cancer with less may be more

Jun 15th, 2017

Writing in The Conversation, Dr. Ashish Deshmukh explains why shortening radiation therapy is not only effective but also cost-saving.

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