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Technical Standards

For successful completion of the course of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in
Athletic Training at Whitworth University, the student must possess the knowledge, skills,
attitudes and judgment to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide
spectrum of patient care. Therefore, all students admitted to the Program must meet the
following abilities and expectations.

  1. Candidates must be able to observe and participate in demonstrations and experiments related to health care professions.

  2. Candidates must have sufficient use of the sensory, vision, hearing, motor and somatic sensation necessary to perform physical assessment and rehabilitation. Candidates must be able to perform activities such as visual inspection, palpation, stability testing, application of pressure to stop bleeding and cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Candidates must have functional use of the sense of touch and vision.

  3. Candidates must be able to respond with precise, quick and appropriate action in emergency situations.

  4. Candidates must be able to communicate with accuracy, clarity, efficiency and sensitivity.

  5. Candidates must have the skills to be able to analyze and synthesize information, solve problems, and reach diagnostic and therapeutic judgments.

  6. Candidates must be able to acknowledge evaluation and respond appropriately.

  7. Candidates must possess the interpersonal skills to develop rapport and positive relationships.

  8. Candidates are expected to possess the perseverance, diligence and consistency to complete the Athletic Training Program. Candidates, therefore, must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads, to function effectively under stress, to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of the physically active patient.

In the event that you are unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, you will not be admitted to the program.

You are required to verify that you understand and meet these technical standards or that with certain accommodations can meet the standards.

The Educational Support Services Office will evaluate a student who states he/she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws.