Students are assigned fieldwork settings based on multiple considerations including: student's interest, site availability, student's academic needs, etc. Fieldwork experiences are crucial to allow students the opportunity to apply knowledge they have gained within the education program to real-life situations with clients. The Fieldwork Coordinator will work closely with all students to ascertain the highest degree of success possible.
There is a possibility that you may need to relocate for some portion of fieldwork. There are two types of fieldwork for the occupational therapy program:
Level I: Shorter in length of time, focused on various populations and in conjunction with curriculum focus each semester, various facilities, likely will be within a reasonable geographical area from Paducah Regional Campus
Level II: Performed in various settings including hospitals, nursing homes, out-patient facilities, school systems, psychiatric facilities, child & adult developmental care facilities, community-based settings, wellness facilities, etc, nationwide