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OT Fieldwork Resources

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.


If you are interested in taking students for either Level I or Level II internships, please contact the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Jeanette Koski.

Curriculum Table

Curriculum Table (link to pdf)

Fieldwork Objectives


Recommended Content for a Fieldwork Manual

Fieldwork Articles

  • 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.

  • 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