College Catalog: 2010-2011

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

Four Year Plan

Website: School of Theoretical and Applied Science


About the Major

This program is jointly offered by Ramapo College of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Health Related Professions (UMDNJ-SHRP). Our Allied Health Technologies major is designed for students who would like to train in the fields of diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory care or vascular technology. These health care professionals will be trained to work alongside physicians and other professionals in the diagnosis and 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 UMDNJ-SHRP. The Allied Health professional program consists of 3-4 academic semesters (up to 18 months) of full time study in one of four areas of specialization. Upon completion, students receive a joint B.S. Degree from UMDNJ and Ramapo College, and qualify to declare a minor in Biology.

Concentrations in:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sonographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy. Diagnostic medical sonography includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology, and various subspecialties.

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.

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses radioactive materials for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. They are specifically trained in radiation safety, laboratory techniques, imaging procedures, and the use of highly specialized equipment to assure the efficient daily operation of their facility.

Vascular Technology
Vascular technologists use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and other forms of non-invasive testing to detect the presence of arterial diseases that can cause stroke, renal failure, gangrene, amputation, and aortic aneurysms and of life-threatening venous diseases that can lead to pulmonary embolism or morbid conditions caused by blood clots, varicose veins, and non-healing ulcerations.

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.

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