Occupational Science & Technology

Occupational Therapy Program Clinical Affiliations & Fieldwork


As part of the Occupational Therapy curriculum, students are required to gain practical, supervised experience in the field before graduation. Fieldwork is done at the graduate level. To fulfill this requirement, we enjoy affiliations with more than 400 professional clinic sites in Greater Milwaukee and throughout the U.S.

For more information about our affiliates, contact the OT Program Director, Dr. Joyce Engel, at (414) 229-5534 or engel@uwm.edu.

Background Check

Instructions for Completing Forms

If you have been asked to have a criminal background check done in preparation for placement in fieldwork or a clinical internship, you must follow these instructions:

  1. Print this instruction sheet for reference. Then print these three forms:
  2. Authorization and Release Form - Sign your name, date the form, print your name and include the name of your major or student classification.
  3. Background Information Disclosure Form - Fill in the personal information on the top of the form and then answer all applicable questions on Sections A, B, and C. Add your signature and date at the bottom of page two.
  4. Bring all of your completed forms to the Office of Student Affairs, Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451. If you would prefer to mail or FAX the forms, send them to:

    College of Health Sciences
    P.O.Box 413
    Milwaukee, WI 53201
    FAX: 414 229-2206

For those students that have lived outside of Wisconsin within the past three years, you MUST complete the Applicant Consent and Disclosure form as well in order for an out-of-state background check to be completed. Be sure to list all addresses covering the last 7 years and remember to sign the form.