Level I Fieldwork
Level I fieldwork introduces students to the fieldwork experience. Students develop a basic comfort level with client needs and communication. “Level I fieldwork is not intended to develop independent performance, but to include experiences designed to enrich didactic coursework through directed observation and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process” (AOTA, 2021). Under the supervision of licensed practitioners, students complete six level one experiences in conjunction with didactic classes in the areas of: Group Dynamics, Community Applications, Assessments, Mental Health, Pediatrics, and Adults. Students also get to pick an area of their choice to complete an additional level I experience during their second year of classes. Level I fieldwork experiences may also be completed on non-campus days and during normal working hours. Level I fieldwork is NOT substituted for any part of level II fieldwork.
OTD Level I Documents & Forms
The forms listed are for the Level I rotation. Some of the forms are for resources, while others are required by AOTA to complete.
- Level I OT 801 Syllabus
- Level I Fieldwork Objectives
- Level I Competency Evaluation
- Level I Student Evaluation of Facility
OTD Level II Fieldwork
The continuation of our curriculum leads students to Level II fieldwork. Students complete 24 weeks of full-time clinical practice, typically in two, 12 week rotations, under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Initially, clinical supervision is direct and then decreases to less direct supervision as appropriate for the client and setting. Level II fieldwork is designed to promote clinical reasoning and reflective practice to expand on principles learned in the didactic portion of our program developing students into generalized, entry-level therapists. Upon successful completion of Level II Fieldwork, the students are eligible for graduation and the NBCOT exam. Fieldwork sites are arranged between the university and participating clinical facilities. Students pay regular tuition during this period. Level II fieldwork must be completed within 24 months of academic coursework completion. No part of Level I fieldwork may be substituted for Level II fieldwork.
OTD Level II Documents & Forms
- OT-851 Level II Fieldwork A for summer 2022
- OT-852 Level II Fieldwork A for fall 2022
- Level II Competency Evaluation
- Level II Student Evaluation of Facility
- Weekly Performance Evaluation
View the 2023-2024 OTD Fieldwork and DCE Handbook