Program Requirements & Technical Standards

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Technical standards and performance requirements are often required by programs of their students.

Those elements may include certain aspects of the following skills and abilities:

  • Motor skills
  • Sensory/observation
  • Communication
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioral/emotional
  • Professional conduct

The University's mission is to provide optimal educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities. The University recognizes that reasonable accommodations may be necessary for students with disabilities to have access to campus programs and facilities. In general, University policy calls for accommodations to be made on an individualized and flexible basis. Students are responsible for seeking assistance at the University and making their needs known. The Office of Disability Services works with students throughout the University of Minnesota. For further information, visit their office online at

Additional Requirements

In addition to academic standards, programs may have requirements which could include, but not be limited to:

  • Background check/Criminal background check
  • Health requirements, including vaccinations
  • Dress code 
  • CPR requirements
  • Other requirements stated by the program