Fieldwork is the clinical portion of the coursework. During this time students are sent to facilities in North Carolina and South Carolina. For Level I Fieldwork there are three placements each one week long in: physical dysfunction, pediatrics and psychosocial community. At the end of the coursework there is Level II Fieldwork. There are two placements each eight weeks long in: physical dysfunction, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, hands or work hardening. Students need to plan financially for being out-of-town for some of these placements.
Clinical facilities may require criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, and/or proof of US citizenship prior to or during participation in the clinical portion of a program. Any expenses associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student. Pending the outcome, clinical facilities may deny a student the opportunity to complete the clinical portion of a program. A student who is unable to complete the clinical portion of a program will not be able to graduate.
Criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, and/or proof of US citizenship may also be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards, and employing agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.