Allied Health

Allied Health consists of a group of health professionals who work towards the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. These professionals also promote disease prevention and wellness, and work to support various health care systems. 

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The following Allied Health programs are offered at Gateway: 

Health Career
Pathways (C)

Designed to assist students in achieving success in health care programs.

Pre-Dental Hygiene 
Transfer Compact (AS)

Provides opportunities for students who are seeking an Associate of Science or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

Exercise Science and Wellness (AS)

Provides students with the classroom knowledge and hands-on experience to build an all-encompassing approach to health and wellness.

Fitness Specialist (C)  

Prepares graduates with entry-level skills and flexibility to compete successfully in a dynamic employment market wherever nutrition and fitness are emphasized.

Nutrition and Dietetics Program (AS) 

The dietetic technician, registered, works under the supervision of a registered dietitian in health care, food service management, and community nutrition programs.

 

Diagnostic Imaging & Therapy Programs (refers to four programs): 

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate Degree)
  • Nuclear Medicine (Associate Degree & Certificate)
  • Radiation Therapy (Associate Degree)
  • Radiography (Associate Degree)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AS)

Prepares students for employment as entry-level sonographers in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and medical offices.

Nuclear Medicine Technology (AS and C)

The Nuclear Medicine Technology programs prepare students for employment as nuclear medicine technologists in hospitals, medical offices, or ambulatory clinics. Upon completion of the program, the student may apply to take the certifying board examinations administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (Nuclear Medicine) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Radiation Therapy (AS)

A Radiation Therapist delivers radiation treatment as prescribed by a physician for the treatment of disease, primarily cancer.

Radiography (AS)

Prepares students for employment as entry-level radiographers in hospitals, outpatient facilities, medical offices, community health agencies, or industrial concerns where radiation is used for quality control.

 

Allied Health & Nursing Goals

The Division of Allied Health & Nursing is committed to achieving the following goals:

  • Continue to actively participate in the NEASC process through committee participation by faculty and staff within the division.  
  • Participate in cost containment measures.  
  • Expand and develop additional partnerships within the community.  
  • Offer a Health Fair to the college community as an interprofessional activity that involves all programs within the division.  
  • Explore other interprofessional opportunities within our programs, e.g., simulations, collaborative activities.

 

Allied Health & Nursing Mission

  • Promote the health care professions through recruitment efforts in the community at-large.  
  • Provide students with an individual course of study plan to enhance their academic skills in order to prepare for application to the program of their choice.
  • Offer curriculums that assure competence in written and oral communication in English, scientific knowledge and understanding, scientific reasoning, quantitative reasoning, social phenomena/ knowledge/understanding, historical knowledge, understanding, critical analysis & logical thinking, continuing learning/information literacy, aesthetic dimensions, and appreciation of ethical dimensions of humanism.  
  • Collaborate with regional clinical education centers to provide comprehensive learning opportunities within the healthcare field.
  • Integrate discipline-specific didactic and clinical investigation to prepare students for a health career.
  • Articulate with four-year institutions to provide a seamless pathway for educational advancement.
  • Promote ongoing professional development and lifelong learning through community education programs.
  • Continually assess division policies, processes, and program related data as a means to determine effectiveness and/or institute change.Spring-2018-Info-Session-RAD-RDT-NMT-DMS