Clinical Requirements

The following includes information students should know about clinical requirements that must be met in order to be scheduled for all clinical rotations.  Students are required to comply with these requirements.

Communicable Disease Policy

Tusculum College requires all current and incoming students to have proof of current immunizations on file with the College Health Services.  In addition, Athletic Training students are required to have a physical examination upon admission into the program.  Athletic Training students are required to have an annual TB skin test and if assigned to a hospital, will be required to have an annual influenza vaccination.  The cost of the physical examination, TB skin test and influenza vaccination is the student’s responsibility.

All faculty/staff athletic trainers and athletic training students including observation students exposed to a communicable disease through interaction via didactic/clinical services must immediately report the exposure to the Director of the Athletic Training Program and the Head Athletic Trainer.  All Athletic Training personnel and students who are suspected of having contracted a communicable disease will be immediately referred to a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment for the disease.

Upon physician confirmation by a positive lab test or other acceptable method of diagnosis, the following events will occur:

  1. The physician will fax the positive test results to the Greene County Health Department.
  2. If required, the Greene County Health Department will assist the College in contacting individuals, who due to their contact with the ill person, may themselves be at increased risk for contracting the disease.
  3. The ill individual will begin treatment for the communicable disease.
  4. Based on the treating physician’s recommendations, the individual will be:
  • Withheld from didactic and clinical classes until pronounced non-contagious and/or
  • Be allowed limited and/or unrestricted return to clinical activities based on treatment parameters that indicate that he/she is no longer at risk for transmitting the disease to others with whom he/she may interact.