Arizona School of Health Sciences – Online Programs minimum technology requirements

Updated for 2024-25

Students are required to own a laptop computer and iPad for coursework purposes by the first day of orientation. Although ATSU does not require a specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum required specifications. For students using Title IV financial assistance, the financial aid Cost of Attendance includes an allocation for this purpose. Title IV funds will be available after matriculation. Note that some schools or programs may not require webcams and headsets, please check with your instructor.

All disciplines may use Mac or Windows.

Windows computer specifications

  • Operating system: 64-bit version of Windows 10 or newer
  • i5 Processor or better
  • 16GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi capability

Mac computer specifications

  • Operating system: MacOS 13 Ventura or newer
  • M1 and M2 processors are approved.
  • 16GB of RAM
  • Wi-Fi capability

Computer software

Microsoft Office 2019

When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account. It will be disabled upon graduation. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.

The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account may not be used to substitute for MS Office.

Computer peripherals

  • A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable or other high-speed internet)
  • Webcam
  • Headset

Multi-factor authentication

All students are required to use multi-factor authentication (MFA).  You will be provided with information about configuring this along with your account information.

These technology requirements pertain to students in these Arizona School of Health Sciences programs

Online master’s programs

  • Master of Science in Athletic Training
  • Master of Biomedical Sciences

Online doctoral programs

  • Doctor of Athletic Training
  • Doctor of Medical Science
  • Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology
  • Post-Professional Physical Therapy