Once Accepted

Once a student is admitted into the OT program at GSU the students will be required to provide the following by the start of the program:

  • A current physical exam and a Certificate of Immunization are required. The immunization form can be printed from the following link: http://health.gsu.edu/general-information/forms/. Submit the physical exam and Certificate of Immunization form to Georgia State University Health Services and to the OT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) prior to registration.
  • Submit a copy of current CPR certification to the AFWC.
  • Students are to use https://www.advantagestudents.com  for a criminal background check and drug screen that are required and submit this information to the AFWC. Students must submit drug screening test and criminal record check and receive a response that the student has not been convicted of any crime pursuant to Section 660.317 RSMO or other disqualifications that would prohibit licensure as an Registered Occupational Therapist.**Students who fail these checks or procedures will be subject to further review by the OT/M Program Admissions Committee.  This may result in dismissal from the OT/M Program.
  • Students will be responsible for the cost of professional memberships, as well as any other cost associated with their program of study (including but not limited to:  liability insurance, health insurance, background checks and drug screenings,  program uniform, travel related to fieldwork placement, etc.).
  • The American Occupational Therapy Association has an Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards to which all OT/M students will adhere; students will respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.
  • Matriculated students must enroll on a full-time basis and progress through the program with their class.