Requirements for Health Science Majors

Those students who are accepted into certain health science majors (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Health Information Management, and Exercise Physiology) will be required to provide additional immunization information. The month, day, and year of administration will be required for the below immunizations:

  • Tdap: One dose of Tdap (Adacel or Boostrix) required for all health science majors. Vaccine released in 6/05. Than a Td booster every 10 years.
  • Varicella: The dates of 2 vaccines OR a positive varicella titer.
  • MMR: Two dates of administration after 12 months of age.
  • Hepatitis B: The dates of 3 immunizations.

In addition to these dates each program has other specific requirements:

Nursing:
Immunization form completed and turned into Student Health Service at time of application to the program.  Proof of varicella immunity (varicella titer)  required if student has NOT received 2 varicella vaccines.  The lab test can be obtained in Student Health Service and will be billed to your health insurance company.  One and/or Two step PPD (tuberculosis skin testing) sophomore, junior and senior years, per program requirements, billed to your insurance company .

PT/OT:
Annual Health Screening (provided at no additional charge in Student Health Service). Proof of varicella immunity (varicella titer) required if student has NOT received 2 varicella vaccines. The lab test can be obtained in Student Health Service and will be billed to your health insurance company. One and/or Two step PPD (tuberculosis testing) per program requirements, , billed to your insurance company.

EXP:
Requirements dependant upon each internship site. Health screening, immunization review, updates and tuberculosis testing as indicated. Vaccines, TB testing, and lab testing will be billed to your health insurance company.

HIIM:
Requirements dependent upon each internship site. Health screening, immunization review, updates, and tuberculosis testing as indicated. Vaccines, TB testing, and lab testing will be billed to your insurance company.