The School of Health Sciences is composed of eight programs presenting both university-parallel and occupationally-oriented majors, leading to an associate in applied science. Graduates from the programs are prepared for professional licensure, university transfer or immediate employment. The degree programs are: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT-Paramedic, Respiratory Care, Radiological Technology, Mortuary Science, Polysomnography and Invasive Cardiovascular Technology. There also are five certificate programs, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography, EMT-Paramedic, Bereavement Studies and Dental Assisting.
The Fitzgibbons Health Science Center offers students an up-to-date facility, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment. As a complement to this asset, the School of Health Sciences has made a wide variety of computer technology available for student use.
More than ever, issues of public health care can pose a great concern to our communities. The availability of highly skilled, qualified professionals must be assured in order to expand health services to a growing population. A growing movement which focuses on the removal of physical and financial barriers to quality health care presents new opportunities for everyone.
The past decade has been witness to great achievements in the area of health sciences. Along with this new-found knowledge comes the need for research to explore new technologies. The health science majors are among those fields experiencing exponential growth. Many exciting opportunities await the women and men who choose these challenging and rewarding careers.
Please note additional policies regarding Heath Science programs: Unsatisfactory pre-clinical, clinical, practicum and academic performance will result in students being dismissed from a health science program. The respective health science program faculty will make all recommendations for re-admission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Re-admission will require students to successfully repeat previous clinical, practicum and/or academic courses that faculty require. In addition, if a student is dismissed from the program, the student may be required to provide evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by the faculty at the time of dismissal. Dismissed students must reapply under the program’s current admission procedure.
Once a student has been re-admitted to a program, core curricular courses must be completed in term sequence without interruption. Any student who misses a term may not be permitted to continue in the program.
Students who are dismissed from Health Science Programs at Hudson Valley or other institutions due to inappropriate or dangerous clinical behavior and/or personal misconduct during patient interactions will not be allowed admission to any Hudson Valley Health Science program or Health Science course with a clinical component. A notation will be placed on the student’s academic transcript indicating the student was dismissed from the program.
Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may affect an individual’s right to be licensed in the following disciplines: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care. Applicants should see their respective department chairpersons.