Baylor University requires all domestic graduate students to hold health insurance. For more information regarding health insurance opportunities, visit the Graduate Student Health Insurance website.
Prior to entering the OTD Program, the student must submit health provider proof of a health examination and updated information on immunizations.
Specific related requirements include proof of:
Before entering the fieldwork and capstone phase (year 2) of the program, the student must again update the immunization and health certificate and provide proof of the following:
For more information about immunization of Health Care Workers, click here.
The OTD program is not currently requiring the COVID vaccination. However, large numbers of health care facilities are requiring a COVID vaccination, and we expect that OTD students unwilling to get vaccinated will NOT be able to complete the fieldwork and/or capstone requirements necessary to complete the program. We strongly encourage vaccination for all students prior to entering the program to protect the health and safety of students and faculty during lab immersions, while minimizing the risk of delaying/disrupting education due to illness or quarantine.