Check out what’s new at Central Penn College! Students applying to Central Penn can now consider three new additional Bachelor of Science degree offerings: Health Science, Healthcare Management, and Radiology Sciences. The new programs are now enrolling for Fall 2015.
With the aging of the baby boomer generation and the changes implemented by the Affordable Care Act, the need for skilled medical professionals in all areas is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. “Pennsylvania is already experiencing healthcare workforce shortages and could face even more shortages as older healthcare employees retire and younger workforce members relocate or change jobs creating a greater demand for health care,” says Dr. Krista Wolfe, Dean for the School of Health Sciences. “Central Penn College believes there is a substantial current and future need for physical therapists, occupational therapists and physician assistants to handle anticipated increases in the number of Pennsylvanians seeking medical attention. The predicted mass retirement of the Baby Boomers along with the current shortage of healthcare practitioners, and the resulting inadequacy in meeting the health care needs of the current population drove the college to expand their offerings in the health sciences in order to meet these demands.”
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
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.
Bachelor of Science in Radiology Sciences
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 radiologic assistant. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Radiology Sciences degree will allow professionals to pursue positions in medical imaging education.
To learn more about these new programs, visit Central Penn’s website, or contact admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-759-2727.
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