Occupational Therapy

Clinical Education


Clinical Education is the practical application of academic coursework in real life health care and community service settings. Under the mentorship and guidance of a licensed occupational therapist, occupational therapy students are able to put into practice the knowledge, skills and behaviours learned in the classroom. Students in the occupational therapy program participate in a minimum of 28 weeks of clinical education experiences in a wide range of practice settings and content areas including (but not limited to) rehabilitation facilities, schools, private clinics, home care, long term care centres and acute care hospitals. All placements are arranged by the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) at facilities approved by the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Fieldwork Contacts

Danielle Vallee, BSc
Clinical Education Administrator
Phone: 780.492.6968
Email: otclined@ualberta.ca

Cori Schmitz, MEd, BScOT
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE)
Phone: 780.492.2777
Email: cori.schmitz@ualberta.ca

Jutta Hinrichs, BScOT
Clinical Education Coordinator - Calgary  and Southern Alberta
Phone: 403.263.1579
Email: hinrichs@ualberta.ca

Michele Derdall, MAOT
Clinical Education Coordinator - Saskatchewan
306.867.7323
Email: derdall@ualberta.ca

Loraine Kolber, BScOT
Clinical Education Coordinator for Independent Community Placements (ICPs)
587.988.7018
Email: lkolber@ualberta.ca