Fieldwork experience provides occupational therapy students with interactive learning situations for:
- Evaluating theories
- Developing critical thinking skills
- Refining documentation competence
- Enhancing interpersonal relationships
- Utilizing problem solving strategies
- Creating additional insight into one's personal learning style
Integrating these learning experiences with occupational therapy course work prepares competent entry-level clinicians.
Fieldwork education also offers students challenging and unique opportunities to foster clinical reasoning skills in a variety of settings and with multiple client populations.
Course work throughout the curriculum incorporates four Level I (twenty-hour) observation experiences in physical and psychosocial dysfunction and in pediatric and geriatric practice areas.
Level I Internship
Undergraduate Course Work:
OCT 407N OT Analysis & Intervention I (Psychosocial)
OCT 413 OT Analysis & Intervention II (Physical Dysfunction)
Graduate Course Work:
OCT 712 OT Analysis & Intervention III (Pediatric)
OCT 720 OT Analysis & Intervention IV (Geriatric)
Level II Internship
OCT 850 Level II Fieldwork & Seminar A (full-time or part-time option)
OCT 960 Level II Fieldwork & Seminar B (full-time or part-time option)
Level II internships are six credits each, with 480 hours completed for each experience.