The following information applies to students matriculating to UAB beginning Summer Semester 2016 or later.


[Click here for those prior to Summer Semester 2016]

Students enrolled in the School of Health Professions must satisfy specific requirements based on the program in which they are enrolled. Students whose programs require a drug screen and background check should go to CertifiedBackground.com and place an order for package code AH01.

Instructions for CertifiedBackground

Clinical Students and Non-Clinical Students for whom Drug Screen and Background Check are required

Package Code: AH01

Undergraduate Programs
  • Health Care Management
  • Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Programs
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Health Administration – Residential (MSHA)
  • Health Care Quality and Safety – (NOT Employees of Health Care Organizations)
  • Health Informatics
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nutrition Sciences – Clinical Track (Masters)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Rehabilitation Sciences

Non-Clinical Students for whom Drug Screen or Background Check are not required


Graduate Programs
  • Administration Health Services (DSc and PhD)
  • Executive Administration Health Services (PhD)
  • Health Administration – Executive (MSHA)
  • Health Care Quality and Safety (Employees of Health Care Organizations)
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation – Certificate only
  • Nutrition Sciences – Research Track (Masters) (unless patient/ research subject contact)
  • Nutrition Sciences (PhD) (unless patient/ research subject contact)
  • Occupational Therapy – Post Professional Track

Non-Clinical Students who are exempt from Drug Screen, Background Check, and Immunizations


Graduate Programs
  • Health Administration – International Track (Not on American Soil [NOA])