Eastern Michigan University

Prerequisites to Fieldwork

Program Requirements

The OT program requires that all students follow our MOT Health Requirement Policy. This policy explicates the process and estimates costs associated with fulfilling the expectations outlined. Prior to beginning each fieldwork placement, students will submit the MOT Program Health Care Portfolio checklist and Medical Statement forms to the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. Failure to submit documents in a timely fashion will result in a delay in beginning fieldwork. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that requirements are met and all documents are kept up to date in the fieldwork office. Please read our Background Check Policy prior to completing the certified background check.

The OT program requires the following:

  • Physical, including clearance for fieldwork (must be completed annually at Snow Health Center)
  • Negative TB results or a Positive result with a negative chest x-ray and documentation from physician
  • CPR for the Healthcare Professional (Adult and Child, should include AED, coordinated by the program)
  • Proof of Immunization to Hepatitis B or a Hep-B waiver
  • Proof of Immunization to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Proof of current Tdap vaccination
  • Varicella Titer (a positive history of chicken pox is not acceptable, nor a MICR report indicating "Immune")
  • Bloodborne Pathogen training (required annually, coordinated by the program)
  • Attendance at the HIPAA training (coordinated by the program through Snow Health Center)
  • Proof of health care coverage
  • Certified Background Check (completed annually through www.certifiedbackground.com)

Agency Requirements

In addition to the OT program requirements, students may need to complete other tests, vaccinations, and applications dictated by the legal contract process. Students may be responsible for the costs incurred from these requirements. Examples of additional items include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Drug screen
  • Additional background checks
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Additional TB test (2 step TB)
  • Health care insurance
The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096