The graduate academic program includes two plus years (five semesters) of graduate and/or post professional education, and six months of fieldwork (full time training in occupational therapy practice). During the professional program, education and training emphasizes life and human sciences, occupation-based theory and practice, developmental processes across the life span, occupational therapy practice and services, professional behaviors, cultural competence, and evidence-based practice. Practice experiences at the Fieldwork I and II levels are an integral part of the educational program. Fieldwork I is infused in coursework throughout the four semesters of the professional program and Fieldwork II is scheduled after successful completion of the academic coursework. Fieldwork II provides the learner with the opportunity to apply and integrate professional knowledge, skills, and behaviors to occupational therapy practice in traditional and emerging settings.
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