Antonette Fernandez, DrOT, OTR/L, CNDT

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Health Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Clinical Education
Community Transition
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Wound Management


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Health Service Administration, Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Florida International University

Research Interests

Leadership Development
Program Development
Academic Fieldwork Education
Spirituality in Occupational Therapy Practice
Community Outreach for Fall Prevention

Dr. Fernandez has 35 years of clinical and leadership experience in providing and promoting rehabilitation services throughout the population’s lifespan. Her clinical experience and specialization include and are not limited to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral vascular accident, neuro-rehabilitation, adult and pediatric orthopedics, adult and pediatric burns, adult and pediatric movement disorders, dementia, geriatrics, fall prevention education community services, lymphedema, cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation, adult oncology, pediatric community clinics and rehabilitation technology. She has served populations of clients in acute care, post-acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, home health, long-term care environments and contributing to the geriatric community fall prevention evidence-based programs.

Dr. Fernandez has served the profession as adjunct for the Occupational Therapy department in various universities throughout south Florida, as well as participated as an active university advisory board member for Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University and Keiser University. She has held various leadership positions in healthcare throughout South Florida.