Students will have two types of formal fieldwork experiences: Level I and Level II.
Level I Fieldwork
experiences are held in the local area as they are part of the didactic semesters. They provide an exposure to various contexts, familiarize students with a variety of clients and give students the opportunity to demonstrate professional behaviors. Students build on, and apply core knowledge with each new setting encountered. In line with our developmental curriculum design each student will have a Level I experience with the mental health population, childhood/adolescent population, and with the adult/older adult population.
Level II Fieldwork
experiences are full-time, 12-week supervised clinical experiences in which the emphasis is on the application of the academically acquired body of knowledge. Students are supervised by a licensed or registered occupational therapist. The goal of Level II Fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. Le Moyne OT students will participate in two Level II Fieldworks. Our Academic Fieldwork Coordinator strives to place students in their areas of interest while balancing the need to provide students with a variety of learning experiences.
Level II Fieldwork may require relocation. Relocation means that you may be placed at an agency that is more than 100 miles from your residence. Every attempt is made to accommodate student living arrangements; however availability and need may dictate the Level II selections. Currently, Le Moyne OT has arrangements with a total of over 200 sites which represent almost every state for Level II Fieldwork which include hospitals, outpatient clinics, public schools, preschools, and not-for-profit agencies.