Fieldwork at UND
Fieldwork allows students to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to their practice and pass from the role of student to that of practitioner.
The University of North Dakota occupational therapy department is fortunate to have a strong legacy in regard to fieldwork education as many talented practitioners have worked with our students over the past 50 years. With over 170 fieldwork sites to choose from across a broad geographic area spanning 14 states, students have had opportunity to engage in a variety of learning experiences.
Consistent with accreditation standards, UND offers Level I and Level II fieldwork experiences. Students participate in 4 Level I experiences, throughout the first 5 semesters. Level II experiences occur during semester 6 and 7. All students are required to complete one 12-week Level II fieldwork with an emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions and one 12-week Level II fieldwork with an emphasis on mental functions. One of these placements must be with an adult population while the other can be up to the students choosing.