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Applicants seeking admission to the Master’s degree in the Occupational Therapy Program must:
Have sufficient hearing and vision to monitor and assess patient health needs, to monitor various equipment and background sounds and to communicate by telephone.
Be able to speak in a clear and concise manner.
Have communication abilities sufficient to interact professionally with others in verbal and written form and have reading skills appropriate to understand patient charts, reports, and orders.
Possess the ability to lift 15 pounds independently and place objects of this weight at various levels, including floor level and overhead.
Be able to lift patients to accomplish bed/chair/stretcher transfer.
Stand and walk without difficulty and be able to push a gurney or wheelchair.
Be able to stand and/or sit for an extended period of time.
Be able to perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands.
Possess manual dexterity sufficient to fabricate and modify splints and adaptive equipment, perform range-of-motion exercises/activities, position another person, and perform components of sensory, motor and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) evaluations.
Possess critical thinking skills sufficient to think clearly and act appropriately in stressful situations.
Possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
Possess the ability to work in clinical environments which involve exposure to persons with physical and mental disabilities, such as pain, grief, death, stress, communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, and toxic substances.
Have mobility sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
Have tactile ability sufficient to perform palpation functions of physical examination and/or other functions related to therapeutic intervention.