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Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Department

Dear prospective student/visitor,

We are pleased to know that you are here exploring our Occupational Therapy program at Florida International University (FIU). Occupational therapy (OT) is a vibrant and growing profession that makes it possible for people to achieve functional independence and enjoy “life to its fullest.” OT as a profession has been ranked #9 among “Jobs Rated 2015: Ranking 200 Jobs from Best to Worst” by Career Cast.

Our students practice hands-on skills in our 115,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building for medical simulations. Students have clinical internship opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally. Our main program is an entry level professional masters program for undergraduates in various disciplines who completed the required prerequisites.

I invite you to attend one of our advising sessions. If you choose to come for an advising session, please look at the admission information section for the available dates. If you are out of the area or unable to attend a session and have any additional questions, please contact our department office at 305-348-2922 to be directed to a faculty advisor. 

Please peruse our website at your own pace as there is much important information that we would like to share with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Lynne Richard, PhD, OT/L
Interim Chair, Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy Department
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
11200 SW 8th Street, MMC, AHC3 442, Miami, FL 33199