There are three phases to the occupational therapy course of study: pre-professional, professional, and field experience. The pre-professional courses are taken at any time before program entry. Students concentrate on occupational therapy course work during the professional phase. The third phase, field experience, consists of completion of at least six months of full-time fieldwork under a licensed occupational therapist in a hospital, health care facility, or community-based setting (called level II fieldwork). Following successful completion of the level II fieldwork, the students are awarded their Master’s degrees and are eligible to take the national certification examination.