Message to fieldwork supervisors and coordinators: In occupational therapy we all benefit from a culture of giving back to the profession through student supervision. Yet, supervision and teaching of a budding occupational therapist can be hard work.
- We faculty UNC truly appreciate your gift of time and knowledge to our students, and we hope that you also receive benefits from the experience of working with our students. Please let us know how we can best support you, and provide the resources you need to make fieldwork supervision a growing experience for everyone.
- UNC-Chapel Hill Occupational Science curriculum design includes developmentally sequenced fieldwork experiences throughout the two year course of study. These fieldwork experiences are part of the curriculum beginning with observational fieldwork the first month the students are on campus. The first Fieldwork II experience occurs in the Fall of the second year, giving students in-depth OT experiences to draw upon in the final semester of coursework. The second Fieldwork II is in the summer after the second year of the program.
- Over the course of the academic program, students are exposed to all curriculum themes in fieldwork experiences.
Fieldwork I Resources:
Fieldwork I Student Evaluation Form We use this form throughout the curriculum, so students can track their performance at varied sites and as they gain experience.
Fieldwork II Resources:
Supervision Resources from AOTA:
For more information about UNC Fieldwork contact:
Sue Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Clinical Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC)
CB # 7122 Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
2063 Bondurant Hall
321 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7122