Fieldwork is an important component of your Occupational Therapy education at Elizabethtown College because:
- Clinical exposure provides the best context for applying information and skills gained in the classroom “real world” situations can’t be successfully simulated in the classroom
- Students gain insights into the myriad of facets that play into the OT process including professional behaviors
- The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) requires that level I and level II experiences be incorporated into all OT educational programs
Elizabethtown College provides a hand-crafted education. Fieldwork selection and placement is no exception. Students’ previous clinical and life experiences are considered in the assigning of level I placements which typically is at one site for 10 weeks or two sites for 5 visits each during the semester.
For level II fieldwork, students indicate their top choices in advance of the placement process. Students’ learning needs, previous clinical experiences and exposure, and all relevant information are considered as well as the needs of the overall class of students being placed at that same time.