The second level of OT fieldwork provides students with a supervised full-time experience focused on the application of the academically acquired body of knowledge. Students are supervised by a licensed or registered occupational therapist with a minimum of one year of practice experience and supported by EMU’s Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC). A minimum of 24 weeks of full-time fieldwork is required for successful completion of the Level II fieldwork experience.
EMU has strong relationships with many community agencies, K-12 education districts, healthcare systems, and other OT service providers in developing quality Level II experiences.
Placement in Level II FW experiences includes:
Students are provided information, including prior student evaluations, to level II fieldwork rotations for their fieldwork cycle.
Students meet with the AFWC independently to discuss their interests, learning styles, past experiences and other factors in considering a level II placement. The AFWC supports students during this process and ensures that students have a well rounded level II experience that prepares them to meet the goal of being an entry-level, generalist, OT practitioner.
Students create a prioritized list indicating interest in fieldwork sites, after meeting with the AFWC, and before final placements are made.
- “This site is amazing and I learned so much. There is a mix of outpatient and inpatient so you are able to get the full experience. The CI's are so sweet and care about your learning and the therapy team themselves are very good at communicating. Since the hospital is smaller, you see every floor to get experience with all medical diagnosis. I highly recommend this placement.”
- “Such an amazing experience and unique experience to work with a population that is often looked over. It was perfect, the best experience I’ve had with fieldwork.”