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Technical Standards for HA Program

Technical standards are non-academic requirements essential for meeting the academic requirements of the Health Administration program offered by UMMC's School of Health Related Professions.

The doctor of health administration degree candidate 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.


  • Acquire knowledge by direct observation of demonstrations and by experiences within the health care and instructional setting

Intellectual/conceptual abilities

  • Measure, calculate, analyze, reason, integrate and synthesize information to solve problems

Motor skills

  • Possess motor skills necessary to work in an online environment


  • Communicate both orally and in writing to effectively convey information and discuss his or her work within the health care or academic community

Behavioral and social attributes

  • Possess the emotional and mental health required for full utilization of his or her 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