Occupational Therapy Student Resources

What is Occupational Therapy (https://www.aota.org/about/what-is-ot)?

First Year Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Toolkit:

• Acing your assignments
• Getting along with professors and peers
• Handling the stress
• Balancing school and your personal life
• Getting involved and making a difference
• Top advice from former students

AOTA Official Documents:

Guidelines for Documentation of Occupational Therapy
Guidelines for Re-entry into the Field of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process – Fourth Edition
A Descriptive Review of Occupational Therapy Education
Guidelines for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities During the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services
Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
Philosophical Base of Occupational Therapy

AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics:

Code of Ethics


AOTA Student Resources: https://www.aota.org/community/get-involved/for-students

NBCOT Certification:

    • What’s on the exam?
    • Study Packs
    • Study Tools
    • Exam Handbook


Evidence Based Practice Resources for Students:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Library:

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Fieldwork Resources:

General Fieldwork Resources:

AOTA Fieldwork Education – https://www.aota.org/education/fieldwork/fieldwork-resources

MSOT Course Curriculum

MSOT Course Descriptions

MSOT Student Handbook

Fieldwork Educator Resources:

FWE Certificate Workshop

FWPE Instruction Video

Ringer, Judy. (2022).  We have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations –  https://www.judyringer.com/resources/articles/we-have-to-talk-a-stepbystep-checklist-for-difficult-conversations.php

Self Assessment Tool for FWE Competency – https://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Educators/Fieldwork/Supervisor/Forms/Self-Assessment%20Tool%20FW%20Ed%20Competency%20(2009).pdf

New England Occupational Therapy Education Council – https://neotecouncil.org/

Student Supervision and Medicare Requirements – https://www.aota.org/education/fieldwork/medicare-requirements-for-student-supervision

Andonian, L. (2017). Occupational therapy students’ self-efficacy, experience of supervision, and perception of meaningfulness of Level II fieldwork. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1220

Dunn, L. S., Arias, S., Beyer, A., Hermes, E., & Radcliff, S. (2020). Student Perspectives of the Effective Behaviors of Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Educators. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 4 (4). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2020.040408

Level II Suggested Timeline for Fieldwork Progression

Application for Library Access Form

First Time Fieldwork Educator Checklist (link to Word .doc)

Student Resources:

Level I Fieldwork

AIC Level I Fieldwork Purpose & Objectives

Level I Fieldwork Time Sheet Template

Student Evaluation of the Fieldwork Experience (SEFWE I)

Level I Fieldwork Student Evaluation

AOTA Occupational Profile Template

MSOT Level I Fieldwork Rotation Schedule

Level II Fieldwork –

AIC Level II Purpose & Objectives

Student Evaluation of the Fieldwork Experience (SEFWE II)

Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the Occupational Therapy Student (FWPE)

Site Specific Objectives (SSO) Template

Fieldwork Data Form (FDF) Template

NEOTEC Site Profile (SSO + FDF) Template

Fieldwork Experience Assessment Tool (FEAT) – This tool was created to include components of the fieldwork environment, student, and educator to promote the best possible learning experience. It is used to facilitate student and educator discussion, problem solving, and strategy development.

Level II Fieldwork Syllabii

Sample Weekly Communication Templates

Sample Learning Contract

Level II Suggested Timeline for Fieldwork Progression

AOTA Fieldwork FAQ – Common questions about fieldwork experiences including, but limited to, fieldwork requirements, fieldwork supervisors, and grading criteria.

Managing Productivity Requirements as a Level II Student 

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