Health Sciences Programs
Lackawanna College offers a wide variety of associate degrees and an exclusively online bachelor’s degree program as part of its health sciences degree programs. These competitive programs will provide you with cutting-edge education and assurance that, upon successful completion, you will graduate with the ability to secure a high-paying job in the medical field.
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapist Assistant ^
- Sonography/ Ultrasound (Cardiac, Diagnostic Medical, or Vascular)
- Surgical Technology *
*Denotes Associate in Applied Science
^Denotes a program with a selective rolling admissions process
Admittance into the Division of Health Sciences programs at Lackawanna College is based on a selective admissions process with each health sciences program having their own specific requirements. For further information, please refer to individual health sciences program pages.
Aligned with the mission of Lackawanna College, the mission of the Division of Health Sciences is to facilitate integrative healthcare to better serve the community through high ethical standards and excellent, affordable education.
The health sciences programs involve applying science to health in the healthcare industry, including in nursing, nutrition, medicine, and other related fields.
Degrees in healthcare from Lackawanna College’s Division of Health Sciences will prepare students to work as nurses, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapist assistants, and technicians in the areas of sonography, and surgical technology.
Graduates of our programs will have the chance to join these dynamic and quickly growing professional fields! Learn more about our degrees below, and enroll today if these sound like the right career paths for you!
- Prepare safe and competent caregivers (healthcare professionals).
- Prepare entry-level practitioners who invest in their communities.
- Provide selected training for specific Health Sciences programs that meet employer/employment needs, leading to excellent job placement for our Health Sciences students.
- Meet and maintain accreditation requirements for each specific Health Sciences program.
- Collaborate to strengthen current programs and to develop future programs to improve the quality of healthcare in our communities.
WHAT IS HEALTH SCIENCE?
Health sciences in general refer to the application of science to healthcare. Through fields such as technology, mathematics, and other sciences, people devise and execute methods for improving the health of humans and animals.
Individuals who decide a career in health sciences is for them should have a strong desire to help others using the latest medical and technological advances.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH OUR HEALTH SCIENCE DEGREES?
The health sciences are geared specifically toward healthcare. Professionals in chemistry, biology, or physics can focus on health topics in their work, but not necessarily so. People who work in health sciences are focused exclusively on issues of physical and mental health.
Prospective students wondering if such a career is right for them might wonder, “What can I do with a degree from one of Lackawanna’s health science programs?” By graduating from one of our programs, students can get jobs as nurses, occupational or physical therapy assistants, sonography or ultrasound technicians, or surgical technology assistants.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected many health science careers to grow quickly in the coming years. These industries need highly trained and motivated professionals to join them in advancing quality healthcare for everyone who needs it.
That can be your future with a health science degree from Lackawanna College’s Division of Health Sciences.
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