Technical standards represent the essential non-academic requirements of the program. Students must independently or with reasonable accommodations possess the following list of technical abilities and skills to successfully participate in the program and become employable.

  1. Manual Dexterity: Ability to use hands or prosthetic devices with coordination.
  2. Fine Motor: Ability to manipulate small objects with fingertips or adaptive devices.
  3. Mobility: Ability to maneuver in the laboratory and around instruments and in patient-care settings.
  4. Vision: Ability to distinguish red, yellow, and blue colors; distinguish clear from cloudy, and distinguish objects through a microscope.
  5. Hearing: Ability to adapt with assistive devices (i.e., phone, receivers, hearing aid, etc.).
  6. Speech: Ability to verbally communicate understandably in English.
  7. Writing: Ability to communicate effectively in the written form in English.
  8. Reading: Ability to read, understand, and follow directions printed in English.


Procedures for determining that applicants meet technical standards:

  1. Personal interview.
  2. Written essay in the application materials.
  3. Written assurance from applicant that he/she has read and understands the technical standards and believes that he/she can meet the standards.