• Level I rotations vary in length. Students may complete a small number of weekly hours over the semester or complete an intensive 40-hour, week-long experience at the end of the semester.

    Students will complete six Level 1 fieldwork experiences beginning the first semester of their program. OTD students complete two Level II fieldwork experiences. Each Level II experience is full-time and twelve weeks in length.

  • Level I fieldworks occur in the following sequence:

    • Level IA (Trimester 1-Fall)– Community-based practice/Psychosocial
    • Level IB (Trimester 2- Spring) – Adult and Older Adult
    • Level IC (Trimester 3-Summer) – Adult and Older Adult
    • Level ID (Trimester 4- Fall) – Pediatric
    • Level IE (Trimester 5-Spring) – Lifestyle Medicine
    • ADD – Level IF (Trimester 5-Spring) – Pediatric

    Level IIA fieldwork occurs in the following sequence:

    • Level IIA (Trimester 6)
    • Level IIB (Trimester 7)
    • You must be an occupational therapist licensed in the state of California (or whichever state you will be supervising the student in) with at least 1 year of practice experience since licensure.
    • Adequate preparation for becoming a fieldwork educator.
      • If you are interested in becoming a new fieldwork educator, please reach out to Rachelle Murphy, DHSc, OTR/L at rmurphy@kgi.edu for additional support and resources.
  • Level 1 experiences will begin in fall 2022 and occur each semester thereafter. The first Level II experience will occur at the end of the student’s second year during their summer semester. The second Level II experience will occur at the beginning of their third year during the fall semester. The first cohort will complete fieldwork experiences from June 2024– August 2024, and August 2024–December 2024.

    • Access to current and new practice areas and research
    • Deepen clinical reasoning skills and expand supervisory skills
    • Opportunity to give back and influence the future of the profession
    • Doctoral capstone projects may enhance partnerships through program development, research, advanced practice training, and policy and advocacy exploration after the fieldwork experience.
    • Professional development units through NBCOT for fieldwork supervision (Level I supervision = 1 PDU, Level II supervision = 1 PDU per week supervised)
    • Identification of future employees – many graduates go on to become employees of the organizations where they complete fieldwork!
    • Fieldwork educator support and training by KGI faculty
    • Professional development units through KGI sponsored activities, workshops, and trainings
    • Collaboration opportunities with KGI including clinical adjunct recognition, guest-speaker opportunities, and research participation
    • Access to The Claremont Colleges Library
  • Please fill out the form to connect with Dr. Rachelle Murphy, Assistant Professor and OTD Academic Fieldwork Coordinator or email Dr. Murphy directly at rmurphy@kgi.edu discuss the process of becoming a KGI fieldwork partner.