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Technical Standards

Technical standards are non-academic requirements essential for meeting the academic requirements of the Health Systems Administration bachelor and master degree programs and the Leadership and Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program.  

The candidate for each of the  programs must possess abilities and skills that allow for observation, intellectual and conceptual reasoning, motor coordination, and communication. The use of a trained intermediary is not acceptable.

The following technical skills are required of a successful student in the Health Systems Administration and Leadership & Management programs:


The candidate must be able to acquire knowledge by direct observation of demonstrations and by experiences within the research and instructional setting.

Intellectual/conceptual abilities

The candidate must be able to measure, calculate, analyze, reason, integrate and synthesize information to solve problems.

Motor skills

The candidate must possess motor skills necessary to work in an online environment and use appropriate technology.


The candidate must be able to communicate both orally and in writing to effectively convey information and discuss applied research within the academic community. English is the primary language used for this program.

Behavioral and social attributes

The candidate must possess the emotional and mental health required for full utilization of intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of responsibilities inherent in managing a health care setting, the ability to function under the stress inherent in a health care environment, and the ability to understand and comply with ethical standards.