Health Professions Physical Requirements

  • All Health Professions students are required to have a yearly physical exam and tuberculin skin test.
  • Upon initial entrance into the program, a negative 12-panel urine drug screen is required.
  • Students must also show proof of immunity (titers) to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.
  • The hepatitis B vaccine and tetanus booster (TDap) are strongly recommended but not required.
  • The flu vaccine is now required to perform clinical rotations in most area hospitals and nursing facilities. Therefore, students must show proof of a recent flu vaccine or wear a mask while working in these facilities.
  • Students applying to the Health Professions must also pass a criminal background check.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, students will receive a formal request for these required items in writing, along with the proper forms for completion.

Updated October, 2013