Level 1 Fieldwork Experience

The Level 1 fieldwork experiences, in the occupational therapy department at Abilene Christian University, are integrated as a component of the curriculum design.  The student is required to successfully complete three Level 1 Fieldwork experiences in the first year of the professional phase.

The Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist adopted by the ACOTE of AOTA indicate that the goal of Level I Fieldwork is to introduce students to the fieldwork experience, to apply knowledge to practice, and to develop understanding of the needs of the clients. Level I fieldwork is integral to the program’s curriculum design and include experiences designed to enrich didactic coursework through directed observation and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process (C.1.8).

View a “Building Our Professions Future: Level 1 Fieldwork Education” TOTA sponsored district workshop.

View objectives for Level 1 Fieldwork experiences.

View assignments for Level 1 Fieldwork experiences.