Fieldwork

The transition from classroom-based learning to clinically-based apprenticeship learning is an exciting time to apply what you've learned on campus. 

Fieldwork

During the spring semesters of your fourth and fifth years, you will register for three months of full-time supervised fieldwork experience each year. UB's Occupational Therapy program maintains more than 240 clinical affiliation agreements throughout the United States. Students will choose their fieldwork sites by a lottery system and in consultation with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. Students should expect to leave the Western New York area to fulfill this requirement.

Students should note that the graduate component of the professional program includes multiple fieldwork experiences and does not follow the standard university academic calendar regarding semester start dates, end dates, final exams, recess. Fieldwork does not allow for flexibility to accomodate university athletic team schedules. Specific information about each semester will be provided at the time of course registration.

OT 620 Level II Fieldwork A

6 Units, Spring Semester

Three months of full-time supervised fieldwork experience following the completion of required academic courses. This fieldwork experience will take place in a medical or home-based setting.

OT 621 Level II Fieldwork B

6 Units, Spring Semester

Three months of full-time supervised fieldwork experience following the completion of required applied practice academic courses. This fieldwork experience will take place in a setting that is different than that completed for OT 620, including (but not limited to) educational/school based, community-based, work/ergonomic based, and emerging practice settings.

May 2021 locations of health care facilities with UB affiliation agreements that accept UB OT students on fieldwork placements. This map is for general reference only. We cannot answer questions about the future availability of fieldwork in a certain area.