Department of Health Sciences
Health Sciences (AS & BS)Learn more about Health Sciences
Neurodiagnostic Technology (AS & BS)Learn more about Neurodiagnostic Technology
Radiologic Technology (AS & BS)Learn more about Radiologic Technology
Rigorous Programs For In-Demand Health Professions
Pursuing a health profession at UHC allows students to serve humanity and gain a solid career that will be in great demand for years to come. UHC's respected Health Sciences department offers a competitive program in Radiologic Technology, which is nationally accredited. Students may choose either the AS or the BS in Radiologic Technology. Graduates are qualified to take the ARRT certification exam.
UHC also has a CAAHEP - accredited program in Neurodiagnostic Technology. Students may choose either the AS or the BS in Neurodiagnostic Technology degree. Admission to this clinical training program is competitive. Students rotate through several hospitals and clinics in the metropolitan New Orleans area, including Children's Hospital, West Jeff Medical Center, University Medical Center, Tulane - Covington and LSU.
The high demand for skilled allied health professionals is expected to continue for decades to come. UHC thoroughly prepares students for careers through strong degree programs that offer high rates of job placement and excellent preparation for further academic training in specialty areas. Our combination of exemplary academics, top-notch clinical training and personalized education remains unparalleled.
In addition we offer baccalaureate completion degrees for working professionals who already have an associate degree with credentials in either Radiologic Technology, Neurodiagnostic Technology (EEG), respiratory therapy/ cardiopulmonary care science, or medical lab tech. The completion degree is very flexible and many of the required courses are offered online.
We also offer a BS in Health Sciences degree with a choice of tracks in Pre-Occupational Therapy or Pre-Audiology that qualify students to apply for graduate studies in those fields, as well as a Pre-Public Health track that prepares students for graduate school or for non-clinical positions in health organizations, non-profits and government agencies.
Earn A Degree In Health Sciences
The BS in Health Sciences Pre-Public Health track is an increasingly popular program that is designed for students interested in health and medical fields that do not require specialized clinical training. This degree qualifies students for entry level positions in hospitals or other health practices, non-profits or government programs. Students have the freedom to choose electives in disciplines such as Business, Healthcare Management or Psychology to support their areas of interest. The program also accepts clinical hours in Nursing, Respiratory Therapy or Radiologic Technology as electives.
The capstone of the Health Sciences program is an internship, served during senior year and offered through an agreement with the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. UHC interns work as volunteers in various Ochsner departments. The purpose is to give students real-world work experience and introduce them to the work of a large medical institution. If possible, internships are assigned based on student interest.