Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
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
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
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.