Welcome! This website provides access to useful information and resources to Fieldwork Educators who are scheduled to supervise, currently supervising or thinking about supervising a student during a clinical rotation.
Purpose of Fieldwork
The purpose of fieldwork for occupational therapy students is to transition learning from a didactic environment to hands-on clinical experience and to give students the opportunity to apply their skills in a variety of settings. Through the use of purposeful and meaningful occupation, the goal of fieldwork is to cultivate competent entry level generalists. Ethical practices, values and beliefs of the profession are expected to be upheld by the students during all aspects of their fieldwork experience.
Clinicians interested in becoming a Fieldwork Educator, please contact: Rachel Ellis, MS, OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy, 423-461-1538