Fieldwork education is a critical part of the Occupational Therapy curriculum. The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies believes that fieldwork educators are an important extension of our academic program, and we want to support you in any way that we can. We are all Educating Our Future Colleagues together. This page is meant to provide some documents and links to help new fieldwork educators set up their programs and guide established fieldwork educators in strengthening their offerings.
Curriculum Table (link to pdf)
Recommended Content for a Fieldwork Manual
- Classroom to Clinic (link to pdf)
- The Struggling Student (link to pdf)
- First Time Fieldwork Educator Checklist (link to Word .doc)
Kramer, P., Stern, K. (1995). Approaches to Improving Student Performance on Fieldwork. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49 (2), 156-159.
Thomas, Y., Dickson, D., Broadbridge, J., Hopper, L. (2007). Rachel Hawkins,5 Ann Edwards6 and Cathy McBryde7Benefits and challenges of supervising OT students. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 54, S2–S12.
James, K. L., Musselman, L. (2006). Commonalities in Level II Fieldwork Failure. Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 19:4, 67-81
Evenson, M. E., Roberts, M., Kaldenberg, J., Barnes, M. A., & Ozelie, R. (2015). Brief Report—National survey of fieldwork educators: Implications for occupational therapy education. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (Suppl. 2), 6912350020. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.019265
Hanson, D. J. (2011). The Perspectives of Fieldwork Educators Regarding Level II Fieldwork Students, Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 25:2-3, 164-177
Haynes, C. J. (2011). Active Participation in Level I Fieldwork: Fieldwork Educator and Student -Perceptions. Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 25:4, 257-269.
Ideas for Student FW Projects
Sample Level II Student Schedules and Learning Activities
- UND General Schedule of Learning Sample (link to Word .docx)
- LTAC Schedule of Learning Sample (link to Word .doc)
- Rehab Schedule of Learning Sample (link to Word .doc)
- EI Schedule of Learning Sample (link to Word .doc)
- Mental Health Schedule of Learning Sample (link to Word .doc)
- School System Schedule of Learning Sample (link to Word .doc)
- SNF Schedule of Learning Sample (link to pdf)
- Home Health 12-Week Schedule (link to pdf)
- Outpatient Weekly Expectations Schedule (link to PDF)