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Field Work

FieldworkWelcome to the College of Saint Mary Occupational Therapy Fieldwork page! Whether you are a prospective or current student, this page should give you the resources necessary to fulfill your role in fieldwork education.

Fieldwork education is not only filling the pail, but also lighting the fire
- Adapted from William Butler Yeates

Types of Fieldwork

Level I Fieldwork

There are three Level I fieldwork experiences scheduled throughout the OT curriculum. Each experience consists primarily of observation with beginning hands on experience in the area of assessment, documentation, and treatment planning and implementation. Specific assignments will be given that allows the student to integrate their coursework with real life situations in the clinic. 

Level II Fieldwork-
Level II fieldwork is scheduled for the final semester of the graduate year. Level II fieldwork is an in-depth experience in providing occupational therapy services to the public and is designed to prepare you to practice as an entry level generalist occupational therapist. Each rotation is 12 weeks in length and two Level II experiences are required.

Midwest Regional Fieldwork Consortium(MRFC)

The College of Saint Mary Occupational Therapy Program is a member of the Midwest Regional Fieldwork Consortium. It is the mission of MRFC to provide quality fieldwork education experiences through collaboration of our academic programs, in an effort to develop and support fieldwork sites and educators, and to provide a voice to our national association.

Important Fieldwork Documents  

AOTA Documents 
Level I Fieldwork
Level II Fieldwork
Site-Specific Objectives
Student Supervision
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education: Values and Purpose
AOTA Fieldwork Education

Fieldwork Educator Resources  
.pdf File  Strategies To Use With Different Learning Styles
.pdf File  Checklist To Use For Creating A Positive Level II Fieldwork Experience 
.pdf File  Strategies To Use Reflection In Fieldwork
.pdf File  Writing Behavioral Objectives for Student Fieldwork Experiences Presentation 
.pdf File  Introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy Presentation  

       Occupational Therapy Curriculum Overview

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