Rebekah Jarrar, OTD, MA, MOT, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Mental Health


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Arts in Communication, Marquette University Graduate School
Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Communication, Marquette University

Research Interests

Sensory Integration
Pediatric Mental Health in Adolescence
Tourette’s and Tic Disorders

Dr. Rebekah Jarrar is an occupational therapist and educator dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of children and adolescents with mental illness and those at risk. She commenced her career as an occupational therapist at a level I trauma children’s hospital in South Florida, where she treated children requiring acute, intensive and inpatient care, many of whom had sustained traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions.

In 2019, she established a pediatric clinical practice emphasizing sensory integration therapy, extending her support to children and their families in their homes, schools and clinics. That same year, in response to the pressing need for mental health care for adolescents in her community, Dr. Jarrar initiated a girls’ group aimed at providing coping mechanisms for dealing with stress.

Dr. Jarrar started her teaching career as a contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Flex Master of Occupational Therapy program in 2018, where she taught Psychosocial Interventions. In 2021, she transitioned to a full-time faculty position and now teaches application-level courses in mental health and pediatrics.

In April 2023, she earned her Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy with a focus on teaching in higher education.