College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Current Students

Fieldwork Requirements

Contracts with fieldwork sitesrequire that students in clinical fieldwork placements show proof of current heath insurance and documentation of current health status and other requirements. The findings of the health examination will not necessarily exclude the student from a placement. Students must present evidence of the following, prior to enrollment in the first fieldwork class:

Health Requirements

  • Proof of current health insurance submitted annually
  • Results of a P.P.D. test submitted annually
  • Current CPR Certification: BLS for Healthcare Providers (renewal every 2 years)
  • lnfluenza Vaccine during flu season
  • Recent health examination if required by fieldwork site

Students who have not completed the Hepatitis B series must have a signed declination form on file upon entering the program.

Other Requirements

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screeing

Students may be required to undergo a criminal background check and drug screening if so specified by a clinical fieldwork site. This is not a requirement of Towson University but the student will have to complete this requirement to be assigned to fieldwork and successfully complete the program. More information can be found here. ** Link to Crimnal Background Check info Page**

Hearing Screening

Students are required to have their hearing screened the first semester in the program. This can be completed at no cost to students when they go to the Speech, Language and Hearing Center on TU's campus. The clinic regularly offers screening for health professions and education students and is coordinated by the Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies. 

CPR Courses and First Aid

Proof of current CPR Certification BLS for Healthcare Providers must be current throughout the entire program.

Certification courses must have a practical / mannequin component; therefore on-line courses are not accepted. It is highly recommended that students complete a standard course in First Aid.

Students who do not remain current on health documentation will not be permitted to remain enrolled in fieldwork classes.

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Enrollment Services, Room 245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2762
Fax: 410-704-2322





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