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Prerequisites to Fieldwork

Program Requirements

The OT program requires that all students follow our Health & Educational Requirements Policy. This policy explicates the process and estimates costs associated with fulfilling the expectations outlined. Documentation of all prerequisite requirements must be submitted by the deadlines outlined in the policies. 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. Please read our Criminal Background Check Policy prior to completing the criminal background check.

  • The OT program requires the following:
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) titer
  • Varicella titer
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDap)
  • 2-step Tuberculosis (TB) skin test (required annually)
  • Influenza (required annually)
  • Physical examination (required annually, only the approved department form will be accepted)
  • Proof of health insurance coverage (required annually)
  • CPR certification & First Aid training (coordinated by the program)
  • OSHA/Blood Borne Pathogens training (required annually and coordinated by the program)
  • HIPAA training (required annually and coordinated by the program)
  • Criminal Background Check (required annually)

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
  • Polio Vaccine
The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096