DRESS CODE FOR CLASSROOM AND FIELDWORK

  • Charcoal grey shirt with embroidered program logo
  • Black pants
  • Identification card
  • Neutral color sneakers or shoes (no open toes or heels); cotton socks
  • Females: minimal jewelry (no dangling earrings or dangling bracelets, no visible body piercing)
  • Males: minimal jewelry (no hoops, no visible body piercing, dangling bracelets…)
  • No hats or headdresses unless required by religious guidelines
  • No visible body piercing (eyebrows, ears, nose, lips, tongue…) or tattoos
  • Females: clean & groomed hair, conservative haircut; tied back if long
  • Males: clean & groomed hair; conservative haircut
  • Minimal make-up
  • Minimal perfume
  • Minimal cologne
  • Short nails; no acrylic nails

DRESS CODE FOR LABS

  •  Charcoal grey Polk State t-shirt; sleeveless shirt may be required for specific labs
  • Black pants; exercise or biking shorts (mid-thigh or knee-length) and leotards may be required for specific labs
  • Identification card
  • Easy to remove, neutral color sneakers or shoes; cotton socks
  • No visible body piercing (eyebrows, ears, nose, lips, tongue…) or tattoos
  • Females: clean & groomed hair, conservative haircut; tied back if long
  • Males: clean & groomed hair; conservative haircut
  • Minimal jewelry (no dangling earrings or bracelets)
  • Minimal make-up
  • Minimal perfume
  • Short nails; no acrylic nails

DRESS CODE WHEN IN THE OTA BUILDING IN OFF DAYS

  •  Same attire used for lab sessions

Note:  These guidelines were developed with input from students. Some fieldwork settings may require a different dress code. The purpose of dress codes is to assist each student to learn and adopt the professional appearance enforced in the fieldwork settings, develop professional behaviors necessary for a successful career in healthcare, and increase visibility of the OTA program within the community.

 To order the uniform, contact:
Advanced Screen Printing & Embroidery
3635 Ventura Drive W, Lakeland, FL 33811
863.648.1268