1. Have physical stamina to stand and walk for 8 hours or more in a clinical setting.
  2. Can stand on both legs, move from room to room, and maneuver in small spaces.

Physical disabilities must not pose a threat to the safety of the student, faculty, patients, or other health care workers.


  1. Can bend the body downward and forward by bending at the spine and waist.
    This factor requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles.
  2. Can flex and extend all joints freely.


  1. Can raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position. This factor requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  2. Possess mobility, coordination and strength to push, pull or transfer heavy objects. (Strength to lift 25 lbs. frequently and 50 lbs. or more occasionally.)

Fine Motor Skills And Hand/Eye Coordination

  1. Possess manual dexterity, mobility, and stamina to perform CPR.
  2. Can seize, hold, grasp, turn and otherwise work with both hands.
  3. Can pick, pinch, or otherwise work with the fingers.

Auditory Ability

  1. Possess sufficient hearing to assess patient’s needs, follow instructions, communicate with other health care workers, as well as respond to audible sounds of radiographic equipment.

Visual Acuity

  1. Possess the visual acuity to read, write and assess the patient and the environment.


  1. Possess verbal/nonverbal and written communication skills adequate to exchange ideas, detailed information, and instructions accurately.
  2. Able to read, comprehend, and write legibly in the English language.

Interpersonal Skills

  1. Able to interact purposefully and effectively with others.
  2. Able to convey sensitivity, respect, tact, and a mentally healthy attitude.
  3. Oriented to reality and not mentally impaired by mind-altering substances.
  4. Able to function safely and effectively during high stress periods.