ACADEMICS

  • Occupational Therapy Applied Learning

    Fieldwork is an integral component of our rigorous occupational therapy curriculum. In the field, you’ll gain hands-on experience in a variety of real-world settings and learn what it means to be a competent and caring occupational therapist.

    As an undergraduate, your curriculum will include 4 20-hour Level I Fieldwork experiences that are linked to specific courses. As a graduate student in the Master of Occupational Therapy program, you’ll engage in 2 3-month Level II Fieldwork experiences—opportunities that often lead to permanent jobs. We have partnered with 250 diverse organizations to enable you to sharpen your skills and gain valuable experience and contacts. HIPAA training and certification for our students is provided by HIPAA EXAMS, Inc.  

    Sample Fieldwork Settings:

    • Rehabilitation hospitals
    • Skilled nursing facilities
    • Acute care providers
    • School systems
    • Community-based settings

    We recognize student research at our annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Recent projects include:

    • Informal Caregiving and the Impact on Social Participation
    • The Lived Experience of Sports-Related Concussion
    • Evaluating Ergonomic Workstations Among Adults
    • The Effects of Activities Programs on Quality of Life of Nursing Home Residents
    • Life with a Developmentally Disabled Child and the Coping Techniques Used by the Families
    • The Psychological Effects of Driving Loss in the Elderly
    • The Effect of Widowhood On Roles, Routines, and Habits
    • Physical Activity and its Effects on Quality of Life in the Veteran Population