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.

Fieldwork Students

Fieldwork Educator Resources

Fieldwork Site Opportunity

Interested in sharing your expertise in your practice? We are expanding our fieldwork level I and level II sites and if you would be interested in serving as a Fieldwork Level I or Fieldwork Level II supervisor please contact our Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Cesar Arada. Professional Development Units (PDU) certificates are provided for serving as a supervisor for either fieldwork level I and level II and can be used when renewing your CA license.

photo icon of the word 'new' 14th Annual Northern CA Fieldwork Educator Conference

CA OT Fieldwork Council logo
Click here for the conference presentation [pdf]


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Questions? Please contact:

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
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