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Physical Demands

In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The definition of individuals with disabilities are those who currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Dental Hygiene program at Miami Dade College, students must be able to meet the physical demands associated with the profession. Examples of these requirements include but are not limited to the following:

Strength and Endurance

Strength and Endurance
Physical Demands How Often Used
Standing Frequently
Walking Frequently
Sitting Frequently
Lifting (up to 125 pounds) Occasionally
Carrying Occasionally
Pushing Occasionally
Pulling Occasionally


Aptitude required for work of this nature include good gross and fine manual skills, excellent visual ability and communication skills. Good auditory ability is needed. Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment is required and the physical ability sufficient to maneuver in small areas. The ability to stand, sit and reach is required.

Balance and Coordination

Balance and Coordination
Physical Demands How Often Used
Climbing N/A
Crouching Occasionally
Crawling N/A
Stooping Occasionally
Kneeling Occasionally
Reaching Frequently
Manual Dexterity Frequently
Tactile Sensitivity Frequently


Physical Demands How Often Used
Talking Frequently
Hearing Frequently
Seeing Frequently
Communicating Frequently