ACOTE’s 2006 Standards describes the purpose of Level II experiences… 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 (ACOTE Standards, 2006).
Augusta University’s Master of Health Science in OT program supports the ACOTE purpose and Standards. At AU, the Level II experiences include a minimum of two 12 week full time experiences for comprehensive exposure to a variety of clients and learning experiences. Students are placed in settings to foster diverse experience for preparation of a generalist. All AU OT students must complete at least one Level II FW in a physical disabilities setting. Optional elective fieldwork experiences are also possible in a setting with a specific client population of the student’s choice.
The Level II fieldwork experiences are scheduled as follows.
|OTHP 7009||Level II Fieldwork A||12 weeks
Approx dates: 2/1-4/22
|OTHP 7010||Level II Fieldwork B||12 weeks
Approx dates: 5/9-7/29
|OTHP 7011||Optional Level II