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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 Massage Therapy 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:

Code: F = frequently      O = Occasionally              NA = Not Applicable


Physical Demands

Code

Comments

Standing

F

Very little time is spent sitting down except for initial assessment of client.  Aptitude required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance and body conditions that would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying and balancing at all times.  Motor coordination is necessary for the well- being of the client. 

Walking

F

Sitting

F

Lifting (up to 125 pounds)

F

Carrying

F

Pushing

F

Pulling

F

Climbing

NA

While using proper body mechanics during client procedures, stooping, kneeling, reaching, manual dexterity and tactile sensitivity are required to effectively perform massage therapy techniques. 

Crouching

NA

Crawling

NA

Stooping

F

Kneeling

O

Reaching

F

Manual Dexterity

F

Tactile Sensitivity

F

Talking

F

Responding to clients, health professionals and co-workers by communicating is necessary.

Hearing

F

Seeing

F

Communicating

F

Individuals applying for admission, progression to clinical courses and graduation from a program in Nursing and Health Sciences must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the academic program. In addition, students admitted to programs in Nursing and Health Sciences must possess the following qualities:

  • The emotional maturity and stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a calm and rational manner.
  • The ability to make clinical judgment using critical thinking.
  • The ability to adhere to ethical standards of conducts as well as applicable state and federal laws.
  • The ability to provide effective written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public.

Because of the unique responsibilities involved in all Health Science professions, each department reserves the right to require that the student who appears to be unsuited for any program therein withdraw from the program and be guided into another curriculum of study at the College.

An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may be denied admission, progression or graduation. The College's determination that a person poses a direct threat will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the probability that the potential injury will actually occur.

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/submit and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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