Clinical Education/Fieldwork


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. 

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Occupational Therapy Fieldwork
Jessica Tsotsoros
Jessica Tsotsoros, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Academic Fieldwork Education Coordinator

Physical Therapy Clinical Education
Lynn Jeffries
Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
Director of Clinical Education 

Senior Academic Program Specialist​

Patty Hines





Clinical Ed I

July 3 – August 11

July 2 – August 10

Clinical Ed II

June 26 – August 18

June 25 – August 17

Clinical Ed III

October 9 – December 15

October 8 – December 14

Clinical Ed IV

January 9 – March 17

January 8 – March 16




Fieldwork I

July 3-28

July 2-27

Fieldwork II

June 6 – July 28

June 4 – July 27

Fieldwork III

October 16 – December 8

October 15 – December 7

Fieldwork IV

January 16 – March 10

January 15 – March 9

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Continuing Education website: Check this website for current course offerings on-line and on-site.

Congratulations to Alex Fallini on her achievement of becoming Fieldwork Educator of the Year for 2017! Alex is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at Central States Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fieldwork Educator of the Year is a student selected award that is given out each year in the spring. When asked about her experience with Alex, Abbey Bandeh said "Alex goes above and beyond for her patients and for her students. She was very concerned with whether or not I had a good learning experience and went out of her way to provide me many different experiences."

Alex, thank you for your dedication to the next generation of occupational therapists. Both students and faculty here at OUHSC are honored to work with such a talented educator.