Occupational Therapy Fieldwork
Supervised fieldwork experiences provide students with an opportunity to apply theory and clinical reasoning skills to the assessment and treatment of people with disabilities in a variety of settings. It is designed to provide an in-depth experience in delivering OT services to clients, focusing on purposeful and meaningful occupation. The goal of Level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level occupational therapy generalists.
- Gain exposure to individuals across the life span, in a variety of settings such as pediatric outpatient clinics, school systems, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, adult outpatient clinics, and community based practices
- Promotes clinical reasoning and reflective practice to transmit the values and beliefs that enable ethical practice
- Develops professionalism and competence as career responsibilities
- Arranged and coordinated by the academic fieldwork coordinator according to the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for the American Occupation Therapy Association (AOTA)
- Students may complete fieldwork experiences at locations throughout the US. The fieldwork department has a large database of affiliation agreements. All sites BPU has an agreement with meet the ACOTE accreditation standards