Fieldwork Education (FWE) comprises a critical component of Wilmington College’s Occupational Therapy Program. Fieldwork experiences allow students the opportunity to use evidence-based practice skills. For further information, review AOTA’s Fieldwork Resources.
Students are expected to complete both level I and Level II Fieldwork Experiences:
Level I Fieldwork Experiences occur concurrently with academic coursework. These experiences are designed to enrich didactic content. Level I Experiences will occur during semesters 2, 3, & 4.
“Level I fieldwork may be met through one or more of the following instructional methods:
Level II Fieldwork Experiences occur at the conclusion of the didactic phase of occupational therapy curricula. These experiences are designed to develop competent, entry-level, generalist practitioners (ACOTE, 2018). Level II Experiences occur during semesters 5 & 6 and consist of 24 weeks of full-time fieldwork experiences, supervised by a currently licensed occupational therapist (ACOTE, 2018).
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. (2018). 2018 Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Standards and Interpretative Guide (effective July 31, 2020). [PDF document]. Retrieved from https://acoteonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2018-ACOTE-Standards.pdf