Policies

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

Criminal Background Checks

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility for participation in clinical rotations and consequent degree receipt. As a response to federal mandates, we will be conducting criminal background checks on all incoming students. Results of the checks that indicate a felony conviction will be shared with applicable clinical sites so that they may make a determination about student eligibility. Please note that participation in clinical rotations is mandatory for degree confirmation.

Immunization And Health Requirements

In order to provide optimal care for your clients, you must maintain your own health by protecting yourself and your patients from infectious diseases. In accordance with federal and state law, the national organization that accredits allied health disciplines, and by our own school, there are health & safety requirements you must meet in order to protect your health.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES REQUIRES

  • OSHA training for TB and Bloodborne Pathogens required when student will be in patient care areas.
  • Mumps immunization required if born after 1957, or serological evidence of immunity (written documentation required), or MD diagnosed disease (written documentation required).
  • Measles immunization required, or serologic evidence of immunity (written documentation required).
  • Rubella immunization required, or serologic evidence of immunity (written documentation required), or MD diagnosed disease.
  • Varicella immunization required, or serological evidence of immunity (written documentation required).
  • Hepatitis B immunization required.
  • Tuberculosis required PPD (Mantoux) within previous 12 months with following data recorded:
    • strength of PPD
    • date placed
    • date read
    • signature of MD/RN who administered and interpreted PPD
    • induration in mm
  • Others (as identified by Facility).

STUDENT APPEALS

The following divisions/programs within the Department of Allied Health Sciences abides by the
Student Appeals Policy (click to open pdf file)

  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Radiologic science
  • Molecular diagnostic science
  • Physical therapy
  • Audiology
  • Physician Assistant

 The following divisions/programs within the Department of Allied Health Sciences abides by the
Student Grievances Policy (click to open pdf file)

  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Occupational Science