Eligibility for the Health Care Administration program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening, a criminal background check, and the Essential Functions and Safety Forms. A complete list of Disqualifying Offenses and Essential Functions is provided below.

Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Convictions and deferred adjudications of the following offenses will automatically disqualify an application from admission to the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis University:

  • Crimes against persons (homicide, assaults, kidnapping, and unlawful sexual behavior) as defined in Title 18-3-101 through 18-3-405.5 C.R.S.
  • Any crime of child abuse or incest, as defined in Title 18-6-401 and 18-6-301 C.R.S.
  • Any act of domestic violence, as defined in Title 18-6-800.3 C.R.S.
  • Any offense involving moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness, indecent exposure, etc.), unlawful sexual behavior as defined by Colorado law.
  • Registered sex offenders.
  • Any crimes of theft, burglary or robbery except misdemeanor shoplifting.
  • Felony crimes of arson, criminal mischief, fraud or forgery.
  • Any offense related to the unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, transfer or distribution of a schedule I, II, III, IV, or V controlled substance.
  • Any offense related to the unlawful possession, use sale, manufacture, transfer, or distribution or more than one ounce of marijuana or any amount of marijuana concentrate.
  • Multiple DUI offenses or Driving with Ability Impaired (DWAI) offenses.

The University reserves the right to deny admission, services, continued enrollment and re-enrollment to any applicants, students or other persons whose personal history, medical history, background or behavior indicates that their presence in University facilities, programs, or activities, or use of University services would endanger themselves, the health, safety, welfare, well-being or property of the University, its employees, students, guests, or others, or would interfere with the orderly performance and conduct of the University's or affiliated agencies' functions.

Approved August 3, 2005

Division of Health Services Education

Applicants admitted to the Health Information Management and Health Care Administration programs must demonstrate the ability to perform, or learn to perform, the essential functions/skills listed in this document to comply with job functions and requirements by area employers. Upon admission a student who discloses a properly certified disability will receive reasonable accommodation, but must be able to perform the essential functions of the program and meet the standards described.

Vision/Audio Skills

Students must have adequate vision with or without correction for close-up work on computers as well as for distances up to 20-30 feet. Students must be able to discern colors both on computer screens and on printed materials or other surfaces. Students must be able to hear with or without accommodation.

Communication Skills

Students must be able to communicate in many forms; these include: speech, language, reading, writing and computer literacy (including keyboarding skills). Students must be able to communicate in English in oral and written form with faculty and peers in classroom and at clinical settings. Students must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients/clients, supervisors and faculty, as well as perceive non-verbal communications. Students must also be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with other members of the health care community to convey information as appropriate.

Cognitive Skills

Students must be able to exercise simple and complex decision-making and judgment, follow guidelines and instructions and be able to develop such if requested. Students must also exhibit adequate problem-solving skills.

Psychomotor Skills/Physical Activities

Students, in the classroom, must have the ability to sit, stand, and/or walk, for up to 10 hours daily. In the clinical setting, students must have the ability to sit, stand or walk for at least eight hours daily—modified according to the schedule of the specific facility to which a student is assigned. In some settings, students must be able to push or pull up to 75 lbs. Students must have manual dexterity and be able to reach with hands and arms sometimes performing repetitive movements and be able to lift 20 lbs or more. In some situations, students may be required to climb ladders of varying heights in certain file areas. Students must also be able to stoop and bend in tight spaces.

Behavioral and Social Attributes

Students must possess the ability to function under stressful situations, adapt to changes in schedules, workflows and job assignments and to change priorities on short notice. Students must be able to exhibit a positive and collaborative work attitude that projects an orientation towards customer service and respect towards those in the workplace.