Level I Fieldwork
The goal of Level I fieldwork is to introduce students to the fieldwork experience, and to develop a basic comfort level with and understanding of the needs of clients. Experiences are designed to enrich academic coursework through directed observation and supervised participation in the occupational therapy process. The focus of these experiences is not intended to be independent performance. Students are supervised by qualified competent personnel, who may or may not be occupational therapy personnel.
Students are assigned in a semester-long community-based experience during Semester 1 and in block placements of five (5) day periods, during Semester 2, 4, and 5. Students are usually placed in settings that are located within an 8 hour drive from either the Grand Forks, ND or Casper, WY campus. These learning opportunities are typically regarded by students as the highlight of their student experience and they return to campus with a new enthusiasm for learning!
Semester 1: Focus on Culture and Occupation
Semester 2: Focus on Evaluation
- Evaluation Level I FW Memo
- 1-2 hour FREE CEU: Contemporary OT Evaluation Webinar – Recording
Semester 4/5: Focus on Interventions for Mental Functions and Focus on Interventions for Neuromusculoskeletal and Movement-Related Functions