The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers Post-Baccaluareate Dietetic Internship and Certificate programs that lead (in some programs) to professional certification. These programs are open to applicants who have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree and prerequisite coursework. These programs offer dynamic experiences for individuals who strive to improve the health of individuals, communities and beyond. Students will ideally enter the program with a degree in a health related field and/or a strong life sciences background.
- Dietetic Internship Program
This 9 1/2 month program is open to students who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics from an accredited Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics program. It focuses on urban issues: Students will have numerous experiences focusing on urban issues with diverse populations at Hartford Hospital, an inner city hospital with numerous outpatient clinics, such as, AIDS, the Brownstone (medical and surgical services for clinic patients), Diabetes Life Care, Women’s Health, Cancer Center, Bariatric Center, Institute of Living (IOL – psychiatric facility); the patient menu feeding a diverse population; SNAP-Ed; and working with hospital employees.
- Certificate Program in Occupational Safety and Health (On-line program)
The UConn Online Occupational Safety and Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program prepares students for a successful career in the growing field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Designed for working adults, this online program allows students access to the courses from any location, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Students must have a bachelor’s degree to apply to this program, which can be completed in as little as one year.
- Certificate Program in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Medical laboratory Sciences is a clinical laboratory profession that involves the analysis of blood and other body fluids using techniques in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Hematology, Immunology and other disciplines. Medical Laboratory Scientists are essential members of the healthcare team who assist in the selection of appropriate laboratory analyses to diagnose human disease, determine optimal therapy and monitor the progress of treatment.
- Certificate Program in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
Diagnostic genetic sciences encompasses two disciplines: Cytogenetics or Molecular Diagnostics. Students in the DGS Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program take coursework in both fields, but concentrate in one or the other during their final internship semester. Cytogenetics is a specialized discipline of laboratory medicine that deals with the study of chromosomal abnormalities and their relationship to various human diseases. Molecular diagnostic science is the laboratory science of DNA, RNA, and protein. Individuals in both cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics are needed in a variety of diagnostic, research, and industry settings.
- Certificate Program in Health Promotion and Health Education
The Graduate Program in Allied Health offer students the opprtunity to receive a Graduate Certificate in core competency in health promotion and health education based on completion of 12 credits of graduate courses within the department. Completion of Certificate Program will position students for professional work in the field of community health, health education, and helth promotion in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to, individual, school, community and worksite settings. It will also provide the necessary core requirements for students to be elgible to sit for certification as a Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES).