Central Penn College is promoting three new bachelor’s degrees for the fall of 2015: Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Bachelor of Science in Radiology Sciences.
These are the first bachelor’s degrees for the Health Sciences Department and classes will take place in the new Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation building.
Courses will be for incoming freshman as well as professionals who are already practicing in healthcare fields. Central Penn College partnered with business and community leaders to determine what programs are relevant in the region so that graduates can best meet those needs upon graduation.
According to college leaders, the need for skilled medical professionals in all areas is expected to grow as the aging of the baby boomer generation creates a need for higher level healthcare professionals. Also, the Affordable Care Act is allowing for many patients who could not previously afford regular medical treatment previously to flood the healthcare market place.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program is a transitional program which will qualify students for a graduate level healthcare education required for employment in multiple high-level healthcare fields including: physical therapist, occupational therapist and physician’s assistant. The program will help students develop and enhance leadership skills, learn how to communicate effectively with patients and fellow healthcare professionals, gain understanding into the psychological effects of disability and how to teach patients and caregivers to cope with those disabilities.
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program will prepare students to meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare system. Students will develop and enhance leadership skills, learn to understand and apply business concepts to the healthcare industry and apply critical thinking skills in order to make informed business decisions. The program will prepare students for careers in management, administrative or educational positions within the industry. They will also be prepared to pursue higher academic goals through acceptance into a master’s degree program.
The Bachelor of Science in Radiology Sciences is targeted at medical imaging professionals credentialed and working in the field. It is a transitional program intended to give professionals the opportunity to earn business and management education and skills. The focus of this program will be to expand the student’s leadership skills to further their careers into supervisory positions. Students also will be able to pursue higher level imaging careers such as the registered radiologist assistant. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Radiology Sciences degree will allow professionals to pursue positions in medical imaging education.
Classes begin on October 5 and there is still time for potential students to apply by visiting: Central Penn College’s Admissions Page.
In addition, Central Penn is holding an Open House on Saturday, July 18 from noon-4pm. Registration is requested by clicking here: Open House