School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy

Fieldwork Information

Fieldwork is an integral piece of occupational therapy education, as it provides the student with the opportunity to apply the principles learned in the academic program to actual clients. The student will be able to develop leadership and advocacy skills in a variety of practice settings, and, through the fieldwork process, will develop their professional identity as an occupational therapist (AOTA, 2012 ).

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References and Links

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2012). 2011 Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) Standards. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(Suppl.), S6-S74. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.66S6