OT 244 - Level I Fieldwork: Traditional Settings of Occupational Therapy
An integral part of the training to become a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) is fieldwork experience designed to develop skills that underlie practice. Level I Fieldwork: Traditional Settings of Occupational Therapy will place the student within an occupational therapy department to learn the domain and process of occupational therapy in a hands-on, experiential format. The student will be able to observe occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, as well as practice a variety of skills needed to be a successful occupational therapy assistant, including site-appropriate assessments, interventions, and documentation under the supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. The didactic portion of the class will include a student presentation on the fieldwork site and experience to be presented to the rest of the class. Semester Credit Hours: 1.00 Contact Hours: 7.50/0/37.50/45 Prerequisites: OT 150 Level I Fieldwork: Community and Emerging Practice, OT 201/OT 201L Theory of Pediatric Occupations Lab, OT 225 Functional Kinesiology, OT 235 Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities II, and OT 240 Psychosocial Dysfunction and Group Dynamics. Corequisite: None.