Occupational Therapy

Fieldwork Student

Level I and Level II Fieldwork

Fieldwork education is a valuable component of the entry-level graduate program. Fieldwork provides the opportunity to connect the knowledge learned in the classroom to the various practice settings of occupational therapy.

Level I fieldwork is embedded into the curriculum throughout each graduate level semester. Students will have multiple Level I fieldwork experiences in a variety of settings and populations.

Level II fieldwork follows the didactic portion of the curriculum. Level II Fieldwork must be completed within 12 months of the academic coursework on campus.

Prior to beginning fieldwork, students must show evidence of malpractice liability insurance ($2,000,000/$4,000,000). Liability insurance is mandatory and students are billed through the University when they register for courses that include a fieldwork experience. The University has negotiated a favorable group rate for enrolled occupational therapy students.

Additionally, all students must have the following: current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification; immunizations on record: Hepatitis B, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox), tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, COVID-19 full vaccination including booster; annual history and physical exam; annual Universal Precautions Training; annual tuberculosis (TB) testing; annual HIPAA training; negative drug screen results per request; and criminal background check in order to participate in all fieldwork experiences.