The Department of Health Sciences and Services prepares professionals for fast-paced careers in health care services. Capitalizing upon the strength of Immaculata University’s tradition of quality liberal arts and sciences education, the department offers training in health care management and seven cutting-edge, technology-oriented professions in allied health. These seven areas of concentration include:
Invasive Cardiovascular Specialty
Medical Laboratory Science
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Culminating in a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, our allied health programs prepare graduates for licensure/credentialing through state-of-the-art clinical preparation at leading teaching hospitals who partner with Immaculata University in this training. Bioscience technology prepares students for careers in medical, health care, pharmaceutical, or bioscience research. Continued study with Thomas Jefferson University results in these students earning the Master of Science (M.S.) degree.
According to a cover article in Business Week (Sept. 2006), jobs in health care services have increased by 1.7 million between 2001 and 2006. As the largest employment sector after government, health care is projected to add jobs as far in the future as experts can predict. Even during the economic downturn of 2008-2009, employment in health care remained strong. Allied health professionals are in top demand, and our graduates are typically employed immediately upon graduation. And they are well-compensated!
The preparation in core science and critical thinking permit our graduates preferential treatment in these fields, which are filled with professionals who may be trained but not educated. We understand that in addition to technical training, young professionals need to be able to think and create, collaborate and compromise, problem-solve, communicate, and act. We anticipate that our graduates will assume leadership roles early in their careers, and they are prepared accordingly.
Sister M. Carroll Isselmann, IHM, EdD, RD, LDN
Interim Chair, Department of Health Science & Services