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Occupational Therapy

 

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Department of Occupational Therapy Launches

the Post-Professional Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy

 

  • The Department of Occupational Therapy launched the Post-Professional Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy on February 1, 2019. This program is the first in the U.S. to educate driver rehabilitation specialists via a structured university and state approved curriculum.
  • The curriculum is geared towards post-professional students who are registered and licensed health care professionals. Via didactic training, virtual lectures, online discussions, group work, mentoring experiences, and competency training and testing, students develop their skills and practices.
  • A critical need exists to address the driving safety needs of the aging population and those who have medically-at-risk conditions. “By educating clinicians in becoming driver rehabilitation specialists, the Post-Professional Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy uniquely addresses the University of Florida’s strategic priority to improve human health in the community, the country and around the globe”, says Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Director of the certificate program and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy.