You care about the well-being of others. You want to help them be healthy and free from pain, and heal them if they are ill. Helping others to be their best selves and maximize their potential invigorates you. Whether nursing, dental health, sonography, massage, radiography, imaging, phlebotomy, physical therapy or another health career, you will find your vocation in the Health and Health Administration path!
Please note: The various health science degrees have specific admission requirements that must be fulfilled prior to applying to the program: Nursing | Health and Rehab Sciences | Allied Health | Dental
|Exploration (for students who are unsure of program/concentration)||Course Sequence|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography||A.A.S||Career|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||A.A.S.||Career|
|Occupational Therapy Assistant||A.A.S.||Career|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||A.A.S.||Career|
|Health Care Interpreter||Certificate||Career|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging||Certificate||Career|
|Renal Dialysis Technology||Certificate||Career|
|Dental Hygiene - Health Sciences RIC||B.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Nursing URI||B.S.N.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Respiratory Therapy - Health Sciences RIC||B.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Health Administration - Dental Hygiene URI||B.I.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Health Administration - Diagnostic Medical Sonography URI||B.I.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Health Administration - Histologic Technician URI||B.I.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Health Administration - Occupational Therapy URI||B.I.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Health Administration - Physical Therapist Assistant URI||B.I.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Medical Lab Science - Biotechnology URI||B.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|Medical Lab Science - Clinical Lab Technology URI||B.S.||Prog-Prog Transfer|
|General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Communicative Disorders URI||B.S.||JAA Transfer|
|General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Health Studies URI||B.S.||JAA Transfer|
|Chamberlain College of Nursing||RN - BSN||B.S.N.||Transfer|
|Charter Oak State College||Dental Hygiene - Health Care Administration||B.S.||Transfer|
|Dental Hygiene - Health Studies||B.S.||Transfer|
|Histotechnician - Health Care Administration||B.S.||Transfer|
|Histotechnician - Health Studies||B.S.||Transfer|
|Nursing - Health Care Administration||B.S.||Transfer|
|Nursing - Health Studies||B.S.||Transfer|
|Southern New Hampshire||Nursing - RN to BSN||B.S.||Transfer|
|University of Bridgeport||Dental Hygiene - Dental Hygiene||B.S.N.||Transfer|
|Vermont Technical College||Dental Hygiene - Dental Hygiene||B.S.||Transfer|
Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
Diagnostic medical sonographers, also called diagnostic imaging workers, operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions.
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
Occupational therapy assistants, sometimes called OTAs help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants are directly involved in providing therapy to patients and work under the direction of occupational therapists.
Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations. Some explain their work to patients and provide assistance when patients have adverse reactions after their blood is drawn.
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.
Medical laboratory science professionals (also called clinical laboratory scientists or clinical laboratory technicians) are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that help physicians determine the best treatment for the patient.
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.
Occupational health and safety specialists collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment.