Clinical Fieldwork

Clinical affiliations, also known as fieldwork, are an integral part of the FIU Occupational Therapy curriculum. We offer two types of fieldwork, Level I and Level II.

  • Level I fieldwork introduces the student to the occupational therapy treatment environment.
  • Level II fieldwork allows the student to integrate and apply their learning in a supervised setting. Students are required to complete a minimum of six (6) months of full-time Level II fieldwork.

Clinical instruction is further enhanced through our in-house Collaborative Advanced Rehabilitation/Research & Education Center, aka C.A.R.E. Center. The Center is home to education labs for real-world rehabilitation training and practice.

Global Learning

FIU Occupational Therapy students can culturally enrich their Level I fieldwork experiences to meet society’s occupational needs in a global setting through our exclusive International Fieldwork Program. The program immerses you in the host country to heighten cultural awareness and sensitivity to adapt OT skills to the norms and customs of the region.

Learn more about the experience directly from our students:

About Fieldwork

Clinical affiliations are scheduled through Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Dr. Alma R. Abdel-Moty (

Refer to the FIU MS-OT student handbook and the college’s Clinical & Fieldwork resources to prepare you for the FIU OT clinical education experience.

Background Checks & Screenings

All students of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences participating in clinical work must submit to background checks, fingerprint searches, drug screenings and immunization tracking through FIU Express.