Education in action

At Dalhousie’s School of Occupational Therapy, you will participate in the only program in Canada with dedicated fieldwork education across each of the Atlantic Provinces and throughout Canada. (Note: International Fieldwork is presently on hold.)

Participating in fieldwork is an essential part of becoming an occupational therapist. Our program gives you the opportunity to gain over 1,000 hours of valuable, hands-on experience. This unique fieldwork component will give you the practice you need to grow, both personally and professionally.

Fieldwork finances

As a student in the MSc(OT) - Entry Level program you are responsible for paying travel and living costs associated with fieldwork classes. There may be some travel and accommodation support through the school’s Rural and Remote Fieldwork program when you apply.

Fieldwork Dates  

  • OCCU 6111 January - February (8 weeks)
  • OCCU 6222 March - April (8 weeks)
  • OCCU 5222 May - June (8 weeks)

*Please consult the course instructor for specific dates

Support for rural placements

The School of Occupational Therapy is committed to providing excellent rural health care. In order to ease the financial burden on students who travel to remote locations for their fieldwork, we provide support whenever possible.

Contact: Fieldwork Coordinator (

Thank you

We want to express our thanks to all of the organizations, student coordinators and preceptors who help our students by providing exceptional fieldwork opportunities. We appreciate your support.