OTP 591 — Level II Fieldwork
Supervised field experiences provide the student therapist with an opportunity to apply theory and clinical reasoning skills to the evaluation and treatment of people or populations across the lifespan, with a range of disabilities, in a variety of settings. OTP 590 and 591 are designed to provide students with in-depth experiences in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on meaningful occupation. Students will engage in reflective practice to embrace professional values as lifelong responsibilities of the occupational therapist, such as engaging in ethical practice, professional behaviors, and continued competence. The goal of level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists.
The fieldwork experiences are arranged and coordinated by the academic fieldwork coordinator according to the requirements of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and the Bay Path College Occupational Therapy Department. Attempts are made to meet students’ requests regarding practice setting and geographic location, however, student requests are not guaranteed. The sequence and dates of each level II fieldwork placement may be altered, depending on the availability of placement sites or the requirements of federal financial aid. Each course requires 12-weeks of fulltime fieldwork. Both fieldwork experiences (OTP 590 and 591 for a total of 24 weeks) must be completed within 24 months of the completion of coursework.
This course is graded as Pass/Fail.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Prerequisites: Completion of all OTP course requirements (except OTP 570) or
permission of department. In addition, students must meet all level II fieldwork
requirements stated in the most recent Bay Path College OT Student Handbook and
requested by a student’s fieldwork site.