Neurologic Occupational Therapy Fellowship


As a world-class organization on the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and professional development, the Brooks IHL is proud to offer the first AOTA Approved Neurologic Fellowship Program in the state of Florida.

Our AOTA approved Neurologic Fellowship program starts in July and runs for one year. Fellows-in-training rotate through various neurologic care settings within the Brooks Rehabilitation System including Inpatient Brain Injury, Stroke, and Spinal Cord Injury Programs as well as Skilled Nursing settings. Throughout each care setting, fellows-in-training treat a full caseload and receive a 40 hour/week salary. Components of the fellowship include didactic coursework and instruction, 1:1 clinical mentoring and supervision, and directed learning activities. Additionally, residents and fellows-in-training from all of the Brooks IHL post-professional programs comprehensively participate in foundational courses, allowing for development of professional relationships with colleagues of various specialty practice areas.

Program Highlights:

– More than 150 hours of 1:1 on site clinical mentoring
– Full salary and benefits with Brooks Rehabilitation
– Shared experience with our 9 Residency and Fellowship Programs
– No tuition
– Enjoy opportunities to collaborate with 80 graduates practicing in the Brooks System
– Experiential learning opportunities in multiple settings throughout the Brooks Rehabilitation System of Care

AOTA Approval

The Brooks Neurologic OT Fellowship Program is an Approved Site by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Board Certification

The Brooks IHL Neurologic OT Fellowship Program will help prepare occupational therapists towards application to be recognized by AOTA for Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation (BCPR).

Program Coordinator

Michael Braun

Program Details


• The fellowship will be founded on The Five Pillars.

• The fellows-in-training will participate in combinations of traditional coursework, directed learning activities, and clinical mentoring.

• Fellows-in-training will serve as Brooks Rehabilitation staff for the course of the training.

• Upon graduation, the fellows will serve as clinical leaders and change agents for Brooks Rehabilitation and/or the profession.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Brooks Neurologic OT Fellowship Program must:

• Obtain Florida licensure or temporary licensure by the 2nd Friday in June

• Meet all eligibility requirements to be employed as a practicing clinician within Brooks Rehabilitation

• Satisfy educational criteria for Florida Physical Agent Modalities (PAMS) certification by August