Fieldwork education is a crucial element of occupational therapy education and integral to the curriculum at UCA. The purpose of fieldwork education is to provide students with the opportunity to assimilate knowledge from the classroom, practice occupational therapy skills, demonstrate professionalism, and develop into competent entry-level occupational therapists.

This web page is intended to provide information and resources to support fieldwork educators of varying experience. Some of the information here includes curriculum and course descriptions, how to establish a fieldwork site, developing site objectives, and other means of developing competencies. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions or questions regarding fieldwork education.


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Brittany Saviers, Ph.D, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Steps to Starting A Fieldwork Program
  1. Review AOTA’s Steps to Starting a Fieldwork Program
  2. Become familiar with our Curriculum Sequence
  3. Contact the fieldwork coordinator at UCA
  4. Complete an AOTA Fieldwork Data Form
  5. Complete AOTA’s Site-Specific Objectives Form

For further information, please contact:
Brittany Saviers, Ph.D., OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Phone: (501) 852-0984
Justin Brazeal, MS, OTR/L
Adjunct Fieldwork Instructor


Resources for Fieldwork Educators

Curriculum Sequence

Library Access is available to our current fieldwork educators to support evidence-based practice. Simply download the Application for Library Access Form revised 9-2019 and fax or email the completed form to the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at (501) 852-0984;

In addition to maintaining a current, standing fieldwork contract or clinical agreement, we must maintain up-to-date records on your facility in order to continue sending students for fieldwork experience. The following forms should be updated every 3-5 years. The Data Form can always be found on the AOTA websiteYour site may have its own site objectives and you are welcome to use them. We provide the following, for your convenience:

AOTA Data Form
Site-Specific Objectives
Assessment Checklist

Please email or mail completed forms to:
Brittany Saviers, Ph.D., OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
UCA, Department of Occupational Therapy
201 Donaghey Ave., Doyne HSC 100
Conway, AR 72034

Articles to Support Practice

Additional Fieldwork Information 

Level I Fieldwork – Occupational Therapy Process (Psychosocial)

During the second semester (spring) students progress to a formal fieldwork placement in a variety of settings focusing on psychological and social aspects influencing occupations.

Level I Fieldwork – Analysis of Human Occupational Performance

During the third semester (summer) students will participate in a fieldwork placement in a variety of settings focusing on the application of professional skills and components of the occupational therapy process.   

Level I Fieldwork – Evaluation and Intervention

During the fourth semester (fall) students will participate in a fieldwork placement in a variety of settings focusing on infusion of occupation throughout the occupational therapy process.

Level II Fieldwork

Beginning in the 5th semester, students complete 12 credit hours of fieldwork in two different settings. The purpose is integration and application of academically acquired knowledge in occupational therapy settings with emphasis on a medical, community-based, or rehabilitation model of service delivery.