Cheryl Sheffield, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CHAMP, CDP, FPS

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Health Sciences


Adult Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Wound Management


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Queen's University

Research Interests

Seating and mobility
Influence of Assistive Technology on Quality of Life

Dr. Cheryl Sheffield has 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist in Canada and the United States. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2018, where she transitioned from a contributing faculty member in the post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program to core faculty in the Master of Occupational Therapy program. She is a graduate of the Post-Professional Doctor in Occupational Therapy from USAHS.

Dr. Sheffield has experience working with clients of all ages and diagnostic groups with a special focus on providing assistive technology solutions to help maximize communication, mobility, home accessibility and independence. She has worked in service settings and as an educator and consultant to students and professionals. She was a teaching assistant and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy division. She was also an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and a Program Director for the occupational therapy assistant program at Keiser University Orlando, FL Campus.

She is a certified Assistive Technology Professional and has served for more than five years on the Professional Standards Board with the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. She has presented at several state, national and international conferences. She currently works clinically as an independent contractor providing care for clients who have seating and mobility needs and/or home accessibility issues.