Areas of focus

Communication and Swallowing Sciences and Disorders Concentration

Communications and Swallowing lab picture

Disability, Occupation, and Participation Science Track

The University of Florida Occupational Therapy department launched a new driving evaluation and rehabilitation service, SmartDrive.

Program News

UF Core Values Week

This week is Core Values Week, a university-wide initiative that focuses on six central values: 1) Excellence, 2) Discovery & Innovation, 3…

Core Values

Rehab Science Students present at Neuromuscular…

Congratulations to the four Rehabilitation Science students who presented their research during the 2022 Neuromuscular Plasticity Nines Summer…


Research Snapshot: Dr. David Fuller publishes new…

The hyperbaric oxygen treatment resulted in an increase in the number of detectable neurons in the injured spinal cord David Fuller, PhD…

Dr. David Fuller

Message from the director

Dr. David Fuller

Rehabilitation science is a diverse and expanding discipline that encompasses both basic and applied aspects of health science and services, the social sciences, and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person’s interaction with the surrounding environment.

Program Director Dave Fuller

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: MJ Lee

MJ Lee, PhD, BSOT, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch

MJ Lee

Alumni Spotlight: Luther Gill

Luther C. Gill, DPT, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at LSU Health Science Center New Orleans

Luther Gill headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Horn

Maggie Horn, DPT, MPH, Ph.D., assistant professor at Duke School of Medicine and RSD alumna.

Maggie Horn headshot

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Kelly Hawkins

Kelly Hawkins, PT, DPT, NCS, is a third-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student and is mentored by Dr. Emily Fox.

Kelly Hawkins Headshot photo


See What's Happening

Hear from RSD students who describe why they chose the program and how it’s preparing them for careers in research.

Drs. Sudeshna Chatterjee and David Clark using functional near-infrared spectroscopy to record cortical brain activity. Play Video