Level I Fieldwork (LIFW) Coordinator:

Anne Escher, MS, OTR/L617-353-6569

Clinical Education Office:

Joan GentilePhone: 617-353-7526; Fax: 617-358-3475

Public schools and nursing homes, hand clinics and homeless shelters, rehab units and early intervention centers. At BU, the greater Boston area provides a wealth of opportunities to gain clinical experience in a wide variety of settings and roles. We encourage you to explore your areas of interest throughout the professional program, beginning with Level I Fieldwork, your introduction to OT practice.

In each of the four academic semesters of the MSOT professional program, you’ll participate in a semester-long LIFW experience. During your first year, you’ll work in two different fieldwork settings: one with and one without an occupational therapist. During the second year, you’ll be actively providing occupational therapy services to individuals and groups in community settings.

These LIFW experiences are part of the curriculum’s Integrative Seminar sequence. Using examples from your fieldwork experiences during class discussion will help you make strong connections between course-based learning and clinical practice.


BU Clinical Education Office

To help students arrive at their clinical placement well prepared, BU Sargent College has a dedicated Clinical Education Services office right in the building. To learn more, please visit our Clinical Education website.