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Fieldwork

Map of United States with red dots indicating fieldwork locations across the country

With more than 300 active fieldwork sites across the nation, Mizzou Occupational Therapy students gain experience in a variety of settings.

Fieldwork is an integral part of the University of Missouri OT and OTA curricula. Fieldwork experiences are collaboratively designed by clinical faculty, Fieldwork Educators, and the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. Fieldwork experiences occur throughout the program, in coordination with related didactic courses.

All University of Missouri OTA and OTD students complete Level I and Level II Fieldwork placements and Doctoral Capstone Experiences in a variety of settings.

We currently have more than 300 active Fieldwork sites across the country. Students are allowed to propose new Fieldwork sites if the new sites add to the diversity of both geographic availability and the variety of practice settings available.

Fieldwork Contacts

OTD Program Fieldwork: OTfieldwork@missouri.edu

OTA Program Fieldwork: OTAfieldwork@missouri.edu

Bethany Kendrick, BGS
Student Support Specialist II
(573) 884-6365
kendrickb@health.missouri.edu
801B Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
William E. Janes, MSCI, OTD, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, OTD Program
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, OTA Program
Assistant Research Professor
(573) 882-4183
janesw@health.missouri.edu
802 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Kristi Peterson, BGS, COTA/L
Assistant Teaching Professor
(573) 882-6640
petersonkm@health.missouri.edu
830B Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Gina Pifer, EdD, OTR/L, BCPR
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator
Assistant Clinical Professor
(573) 884-7848
pifergl@health.missouri.edu
811B Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Current Students

CORE

Canvas

OTD Fieldwork Requirements

  • Two Level I Rotations
  • Two Level II Rotations
  • One Doctoral Capstone Experience

OTA Fieldwork Requirements

  • Four Level I Rotations
  • Two Level II Rotations

Current Fieldwork Educators

Prospective Fieldwork and Capstone Sites

We are always on the lookout for Fieldwork sites that expand the options available to our students. We welcome new sites that fit our mission of improving the health and well-being of society by assisting people to optimize their participation in everyday life occupations. Preference will be given to sites that expand the clinical and geographic diversity of our Fieldwork offerings.

If your facility is interested in becoming a Fieldwork site, please click the relevant link(s) below to apply. To expedite the process, please consider completing a Fieldwork Data Form and reviewing our standard Affiliation Agreement. (We are happy to consider site-provided affiliation agreements, but using our form is the surest route to a quick approval.)

New OT or OTA fieldwork site sign-up

Use the following sign-up codes to apply:

  • OTA Sites: NEWOTAFW
  • OT Sites: NEW OTFW
  • Doctoral Capstone Sites: NEWOTDCAPSTONE

New capstone sign-up