Clinical Eligibility

To ensure your safety and that of others, the Department of Physical Therapist Assistant Studies at the University of Saint Francis requires you to complete a variety of activities prior to working with patients on a clinical unit. You will need to complete a criminal background check, driving history and drug screen. Final determination of eligibility to participate in clinical experience will be made by the clinical site. Affiliating agencies may withhold clinical experiences if you possess the following records:

  • Positive drug screening
  • Crimes against the person, such as battery or assault
  • Crimes based on dishonesty or untruthfulness, such as theft or embezzlement
  • Crimes related to drug and other substance abuse
  • History of recent DUI or other driving violations or penalties

Without clinical experiences, you cannot complete all aspects of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and will be dismissed.