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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Fieldwork at USC Chan

Students completing an entry-level degree at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy will complete fieldwork in a variety of settings and practice areas. Fieldwork emphasizes applying knowledge and refining skills through supervised clinical interactions and professional role-modeling with clients, families and other health care professionals.

According to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist, Level I and Level II Fieldwork are defined as the following:

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 clients (2018).

The goal of Level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. Level II fieldwork must be integral to the program’s curriculum design and must include an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation and research, administration, and management of occupational therapy services. It is recommended that the student be exposed to a variety of clients across the lifespan and to a variety of settings (2018).

Fieldwork Schedule Overview

Site Selection and Requirements

Academic Fieldwork Team

Other Fieldwork Resources

Prerequisites

HIPAA Certification Instructions

Other Forms and Documents