Your learning experience will be complemented by close to 600 field placement hours across the second, third and fourth semesters to practice your skills and strengthen your abilities and develop professional connections in a minimum of three diverse settings. The placement in the fourth semester will extend into the month of May. Features of this program include unique community placements, including the DC Kids Clinic, a pediatric clinic offering therapy to our community in the OTA/PTA lab at Durham College.
To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
- A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
- Current Level C CPR from a recognized provider
- Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
- Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider