MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES PROGRAM
Northern Illinois University
The following are basic standards of physical and emotional health and communication skills
required for participation in the clinical setting. They have been developed in compliance with the
American Disabilities Act and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
1. Adequate physical health to meet job requirements and not endanger the health of the student,
patient, or employee.
2. Adequate emotional health to work safely and accurately under stress.
3. Adequate hand-eye and fine motor coordination to fulfill the technical requirements of the
4. Ability to hear using assistive devices, if necessary; e.g., phone receivers, hearing aids, etc.
5. Normal or corrected eyesight in order to safely and accurately perform patient testing. Color
blindness does not disqualify a student from entering the program, but it must be noted in order
to accurately interpret color-related testing.
6. Ability to use oral and written communication effectively in English and to read, understand, and
follow directives printed in English. Students applying whose native language is not English
may be required to document mastery of the English language through performance on the Test
of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or equivalent and demonstrate effective oral
All persons applying for admission to the Medical Laboratory Sciences major must sign and return
this form with their application materials indicating that they have read, understood, and are
prepared to meet the above standards.
Please complete, sign and date this form. Return ONE signed form with your application
materials, and keep the second copy for your files.
I have read the technical standards.
I understand the technical standards.
I am prepared to meet the technical standards.
I certify that the statements I have made on this application and all other application
materials submitted are complete and true.