Level I Fieldwork (FWI) experiences are integrated within academic courses throughout the program. They are designed to introduce students to the values and traditions of the profession, and to provide opportunities to build skills in observation, interview, activity analysis, and critical thinking. The academic fieldwork coordinator places each student in a variety of settings for five days during each of the first fall, spring and summer semesters. Students work alongside professional personnel who provide services to children with special needs, adults with psychosocial or cognitive limitations, and/or aged persons. .
Level II Fieldwork (FWII) experiences are a fundamental component of students’ overall education. Placements are arranged by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. The goal of Level II Fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. Level II Fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning and reflective practice, transmits the values and beliefs that enable ethical practice, and develops professionalism and competence as career responsibilities. These experiences are a commitment commensurate to a full-time job. Entry-level students are required to complete two separate full-time equivalent 12 weeks placements in a general rehabilitation setting and in a practice area of interest. All Level II Fieldwork must be successfully completed within 24 months after academic coursework is completed.