Level II Fieldwork
The goal of Level II fieldwork is to offer practical experiences and
professional interactions to facilitate students becoming
competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. The
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
requires occupational therapy students to complete a minimum of the
equivalent of 24 weeks of full-time supervised Level II fieldwork.
This may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
Tufts, Level II fieldwork is a degree requirement and must be
completed within the United States within 24 months following
completion of academic preparation. The National Board for
Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) requires that Level II
fieldwork be successfully completed prior to taking the
Level II fieldwork is designed to include in-depth experiences in
delivering occupational therapy services to clients, "focusing on
the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation and
research, administration and management of occupational therapy
services" (ACOTE, 2012, p. 34). Participating in a Level II fieldwork
frequently involves a commitment commensurate to a full-time job.
Tufts requires the successful completion of 2 Level II fieldwork
placements, totaling 960 hours of Level II fieldwork, to meet the
university's degree. Specialty or 3rd fieldworks are not offered.
All fieldwork placements are subject to availability at locations
that have contracts with Tufts. The availability at any particular
location and the locations that have contracts with Tufts vary from
semester to semester. While the academic fieldwork coordinator will
attempt to place students based upon their applications for Level II
fieldwork, every student is required to accept assigned placements.