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Fieldwork

Overview

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy require a minimum of six months (or equivalent) of supervised fieldwork as a prerequisite to taking the certification examination.

As part of occupational therapy's degree requirements, students must successfully complete two 480 hour (or equivalent) Level II fieldwork placements within 24 months following completion of academic preparation. Tufts' fieldwork team, led by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFC), arrange placements in collaboration with students and Fieldwork Educators/Coordinators from contractually affiliated sites.

In addition to the Level II fieldwork placements that occur at the end of the program, students participate in approximately 80 hours of course-related Level I fieldwork, scheduled concurrently with specific courses (16-24 hours/course). Please note that Level I and Level II fieldwork placements are subject to availability at locations that have contracts with the Department of Occupational Therapy. The availability at any particular location and the locations that have contracts with the department vary from semester to semester.

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