Athletic training involves providing direct care to athletes which requires
the application of knowledge in the performance of specific tasks.
Technical standards represent the abilities needed to succeed in satisfying the
objectives and competencies required performing these tasks. Those
1. Sufficient visual acuity and reading ability, such as are needed for
medical care for the physically active, equipment monitoring and manipulation,
modality application, and the accurate ability to follow a treatment
2. Sufficient auditory perception, such as needed to receive
communications from physicians, other allied health personnel and athletes in
routine and emergency situations, and to assess the health status of athletes
through monitoring and measuring devices such as stethoscopes, and to respond to
modalities such as electric stimulation, ultrasound and timers.
3. Sufficient tactile ability for physical assessment, palpation,
functions of physical examination and skills related to therapeutic
4. Sufficient verbal and non-verbal communication skills such as are
needed to interact with the physically active, as well as other medical
professionals to provide prompt and effective care.
5. Sufficient strength and motor coordination, such as are needed to
position, transport, evaluate and assist with moving the physically
active. This physical requirement must safely be carried out in
emergency and non-emergency situations.
6. Sufficiently demonstrate those professional behaviors, such as are
needed to clearly think in a logical manner, to assess, plan and implement
care for the physically active in routine and emergency situations and to
make medically sound value judgments and perform professionally and
appropriately in stressful situations.
When faculty or clinical instructors consider it necessary, these abilities
will be assessed by an appropriate health care professional. Students may
request accommodation to one or more standards based upon disability. Such
accommodation will be provided in accordance with University rules, state and
federal statutes. (Appendix VII ; Technical Standards Evaluation