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Clinical Education/Fieldwork

Program Description


The fieldwork and clinical education programs of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences exist within the academic programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy to allow students enrolled in course work to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory in the clinical setting.


The primary goals of these programs are:

The clinical education and fieldwork programs will prepare occupational therapy and physical therapy students for general entry-level practice by:

  • offering clinical education/fieldwork in a variety of practice settings.
  • offering clinical education/fieldwork opportunities in practice settings that provide high quality learning experiences for students.
  • promoting evidence-based practice in clinical education / fieldwork settings.
  • promoting good professional/clinical reasoning skills and reflective practice in clinical education/fieldwork settings.
  • assisting clinical education/fieldwork sites in developing positive learning environments.
  • assisting Clinical Faculty to develop good clinical teaching skills and to serve as good professional role models for students.

In addition, the clinical education/fieldwork programs will:

  • treat every student fairly and impartially throughout the clinical education/fieldwork process.
  • be responsive to student and clinical faculty needs as they relate to clinical education/fieldwork programs.
  • meet accreditation standards for the respective clinical education/fieldwork programs. 


Ashley Efaw , DSc, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
OT Academic Fieldwork Educator
LEND Fellow and Faculty

Alisa Brewer, PT, DPT, DSC, PCS
Assistant Professor
Co-Director of Clinical Education
LEND Faculty

E Casale
Rabab Awad
Senior Student Program Specialist (Tulsa)

Student Resources

Clinical Instructors

Fieldwork Educators


Fieldwork Awards

2020-2021 Out-of-State Fieldwork Educator of the Year
Sarah Whitworth, OTR, OTD, CHT
Texoma Medical Center

2020-2021 Fieldwork Educator of the Year
Amber Davis, OTR/L
Deer Creek Public Schools

2020-2021 Fieldwork Site of the Year
Integris Health

2020 Fieldwork Site of the Year
St. John Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health

2020 Fieldwork Educator of the Year
Heidi Payne, OTR/L
St. John Medical Center