St. Catherine Fieldwork Partnerships

About Level I Fieldwork

At St. Kate’s, we go above and beyond to provide you with the most comprehensive fieldwork experiences. Level I Fieldwork begins second semester where you will work in a small group at one of our emerging practice community partner organizations. Your experience will be supervised by a registered occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

The goals of Level I Fieldwork are to:

  • Introduce you to the fieldwork experience
  • Provide a safe environment to apply knowledge to practice
  • Develop your understanding of the needs of clients

Unlike most OTA programs, our Level I Fieldwork is facilitated by St. Catherine Fieldwork Educators who are registered OTs or OTAs with at least 3 years of clinical experience. We use a 6:1 model for both Level I Fieldwork experiences and hand-select our sites in TX, CA, and VA.

Virginia Level I Sites

  • Walter Reed Adult Day Health Care Center
  • Insight Memory Care Center
  • Peninsula School for Autism
  • Sunrise Adult Day Care
  • Greater Richmond Arc
  • The Auburn School
  • Hanover Adult Day Center
  • East Loudoun Adult Day Center
  • The Arc of Augusta
  • The Gardens of Warwick Forest
  • Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
  • The Albemarle Therapy Center
  • Circle Center Adult Day Services
  • SPARC-Specially Adapted Resource Clubs
  • McClendon Center
  • Alexandria Adult Day Health Care
  • Skills Development Center
  • Arc of Central Virginia
  • Daily Living Center
  • Adult Care Center of Roanoke Valley

California Level I Sites

  • Arc of San Diego- North Shores Vocational Training Center & Sulpizio Family Center
  • Poway Adult Day Health Care Center
  • United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin County
  • Eskaton Adult Day Health Care Center
  • St. Madeline Sophie’s Center
  • Acacia Adult Day Services
  • George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center – Encinitas & Chula Vista (Town Square Center)
  • Valley Village West Valley
  • United Cerebral Palsy Manteca Adult Development Center
  • Alzheimer’s Family Services Center
  • Open Door Services, Inc.
  • Day Out Adult Day Health Care
  • Elwyn – Fountain Valley
  • Ability First
  • Triple R Adult Day Program – Midtown Sacramento & Greenhaven
  • Opica Adult Day Program

Texas Level I Sites

  • Mary Lee Foundation – Day Break program
  • Vaughn Gage Healthy Aging Center
  • Round Rock Adult Day  Health Care Center
  • Autism Treatment Center of Dallas
  • James L. West Alzheimer’s Center
  • Friends Place Adult Day Services – Richardson and DeSoto, TX
  • Arc of San Antonio
  • Austin Adult Day Health Center
  • Emma’s Education Center

Want to learn more about St. Kate’s Level I Fieldwork and how it will enhance your educational experience? Speak to an admissions counselor today.

About Level II Fieldwork

It was a lot of fun to see us all grow together. We knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses and provided the encouragement needed to challenge ourselves.

-Melissa Yniguez, Summer 2016 VA Cohort

During Level II Fieldwork you will experience life as an occupational therapy assistant. Our two full-time, 8-week courses allow you to work one on one with clients, under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist.

During Level II Fieldwork you will:

  • Learn in a real-world occupational therapy environment
  • Work with clients in need of various OT services
  • Develop your professional network before starting your career as an OTA

St. Kate’s has more than 500 clinical affiliation agreements so you can gain valuable educational experiences in a variety of health care environments. Some of our nationally and regionally recognized affiliates include:

Want to learn more about St. Kate’s Level II Fieldwork and how it will enhance your educational experience? Speak to an admissions counselor today.

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