The Department of Health Sciences offers an accredited program in Neurodiagnostic Technology which qualifies individuals for employment in this exciting and rapidly – growing field. Graduates of this clinical program can perform EEG (brain wave) and other neurodiagnostic studies in both hospital and outpatient settings. The NDT program at UHC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates are eligible to take the certification exam through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).
Students can choose either the B.S. or A.S. degree track. Both degree tracks combine academic courses at UHC with clinical training at Children's Hospital along with other hospitals in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The clinical component is the same in either program, but the track leading to the B.S. degree requires additional general education and science courses. The B.S. degree is recommended for individuals who wish to prepare for supervisory positions or who are considering continuing on to graduate studies. The clinical training component of the NDT program is 12 months in length. Applications are accepted each spring for the clinical portion of the program, which starts in the summer session, and admission is competitive. Admission requirements are outlined in the university catalog. The department also offers a completion degree (B.S. in Health Sciences) for EEG technologists who have completed professional training but wish to return to school to obtain a bachelor’s degree.