Level II Fieldwork is intended to emphasize the application of an academically acquired body of knowledge by providing the student with an in-depth experience in the delivery of occupational therapy service to clients. This experience occurs after successful completion of all coursework.
By the end of the Level II experiences, students are expected to be functioning at the level of an entry-level practitioner. This is an exciting phase of the professional program as the students move from "novice" in the OT profession towards "advanced beginner." This readies them to spring into the world of OT practice and be a lifelong learner with the goal of achieving the level of an expert practitioner.
The equivalent of 24 full-time weeks of Level II fieldwork must be completed. This may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, but may not be less than half-time. The student can complete Level II fieldwork in a minimum of one setting and a maximum of four different settings.
Students should strive to select sites that provide experiences across the lifespan and with a variety of diagnoses. Students typically select two different 12-week experiences. In addition to the required 24 weeks, students may also select an additional optional rotation in a special interest area. Optional rotations can be any length from 2-12 weeks though typically run 4-8 weeks.