Welcome 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-
Four Level I fieldwork experiences are scheduled throughout the OT curriculum beginning in the spring semester of the Junior year. 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
Purpose And Value Of Fieldwork
Fieldwork Frequently Asked Questions
AOTA Fieldwork Education
Fieldwork Educator Resources
Strategies To Use With Different Learning Styles
Checklist To Use For Creating A Positive Level II Fieldwork Experience
Strategies To Use Reflection In Fieldwork