College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Current Students

Annual Health and Other Requirements

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

  • current health insurance
  • a recent health examination
  • results of a P.P.D. test
  • completion of the Hepatitis B vaccine series
  • Hepatitis B Titer.

Students who have not completed the Hepatitis B series should sign and submit a declination form for the vaccine. Annual updates of the P.P.D. test and verification of current health insurance are required.

Criminal Background Checks

Students may be required to undergo a criminal background check 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 successfully complete the program. More information can be found here.

Hearing Screening

Students are required to have their hearing screened. 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

Certification for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR is required prior to the beginning of the program. Proof of current adult and child CPR certification 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 clinical 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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