Fieldwork

Introduction to Fieldwork


Entry level education for occupational therapists requires the successful completion of both academic and fieldwork components. Fieldwork provides the opportunity for students to gradually become independent practitioners and to achieve entry-level competency. All students must participate in both Level I (practicum) and Level II fieldwork experiences. The SJSU OT curriculum is rich in the number of practicum and fieldwork experiences offered to graduate students. Each experience builds on the previous one, and provides an essential learning opportunity for students to apply theory to practice in the “real” world.

OT Clinic

Questions? Please contact:
Karen Papesh, MS, OTR/L
Fieldwork Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0059
CCB 220
Direct: 408-924-3078
Fax: 408-924-3088