College Catalog: 2012-2013

School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS): Allied Health Technologies (B.S.)

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About the Major

This program is jointly offered by Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. Our Allied Health Technologies major is designed for students who would like to train in the field of respiratory care. These health care professionals will be trained to work alongside physicians and other professionals in the care of patients.

Students must complete 96 credits, including General Education requirements, School of Theoretical and Applied Science requirements, and a preprofessional core. They then can be admitted to a professional program at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. The Allied Health professional program consists of 3-4 academic semesters (up to 18 months) of full time study in respiratory care. Upon completion, students receive a joint B.S. Degree from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Ramapo College, and qualify to declare a minor in Biology.

Concentrations in:

Respiratory Care
Respiratory therapists are health care specialists who participate in the diagnosis, treatment, management, education, and preventive care of patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. Some of their primary responsibilities include medical gas therapy, humidification and aerosol therapy, drug administration, bronchial hygiene therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, maintenance of artificial airways, and ventilator management.

Note: Application for this program is normally made at the beginning of junior year (October 15 the following fall). Applications received beyond this deadline will be considered if enrollment capacity in the major has not been reached. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 is required.

Requirements of the Major
  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a (W) below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
  3. Writing Intensive Requirement: Three writing intensive courses in the general education curriculum are required: First Year Seminar, Critical Reading and Writing (formerly College English), and Readings in Humanities.

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.