College of Education and Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Department
Master of Science in Occupation Therapy (MSOT)
Fieldwork - Overview
Fieldwork education, or apprenticeship, is an integral part of the MSOT program at Salus University. Participation in the authentic environment of practice allows our students to perform components of the work required an OT practitioner. Each MSOT student must successfully complete three Level I fieldwork placements and three Level II fieldwork placements.
Level I fieldwork experiences:
- Fieldwork 1A: focuses on individuals with cognitive-behavioral disorders, mental health disorders, and works with at-risk populations of individuals from the community. Examples of traditional and role emerging Level I fieldwork sites include: foster care agencies, juvenile justice facilities, senior centers, rehabilitation environments for individuals with mental health conditions, mental health drop in centers, or homeless shelters.
- Fieldwork IB: focuses on children and youth. Examples of traditional and role emerging Level I fieldwork sites for the children and youth semester include: daycare centers, rehabilitation environments for children and youth receiving OT treatment, school systems, and foster care centers.
- Fieldwork IC: focuses on adults and older adults. Examples of traditional and role emerging Level I fieldwork sites for adults and older adults include: day care centers, Alzheimer’s centers, senior centers, skilled nursing facilities, in and outpatient rehabilitation centers.
Level II fieldwork experiences
- Level II A and B fieldwork experiences occur in the second spring semester. Students work in conjunction with the academic fieldwork coordinator to make Level II selections. Students complete one twelve-week and two six-week fieldwork experiences.