Level I fieldwork is designed to integrate with your coursework and provide experience in a variety of cultures and service delivery systems for each of the developmental stages, including childhood, adulthood and older adulthood.
The experiences include opportunity to observe and assist in practice with occupational therapist practitioners and other qualified personnel in coordination with the academic faculty. The sites may include contemporary practice areas such as Exceptional Education classrooms, juvenile court programs, homeless shelters, group homes and other community agencies as well as traditional medical model environments. The purpose is to expose you to new opportunities for occupational therapy, to identify the role of the advocate and to explore questions for research.
Your preparation prior to each Level I clinical experience includes review of professional behaviors, safety procedures related to student and clients/patients, objectives, and assignments for the individual fieldwork experiences.
Students may be required to travel up to 1 hour for fieldwork placements, however, the majority of placements are within a 30 – 45 mile range of the Nashville area.