Manhattan Faculty has established a brand new Faculty of Well being Professions (SoHP), which can formally launch Jul. 1.
The varsity will supply in Fall 2023 pre-existing undergraduate packages in bodily schooling, allied well being, train science, nuclear medication know-how, radiation remedy know-how, well being care informatics, public well being and graduate packages in marriage and household remedy, psychological well being counseling, and college counseling. Come Fall 2024, it intends to launch a nursing program.
On the postgraduate degree, the SoHP will give entry to alternatives in fields comparable to osteopathic medication, bodily remedy, doctor assistant, occupational remedy, and pharmacology by agreements the place Manhattan graduates get preferential admission at sure establishments.
SoHP plans to create extra packages sooner or later, comparable to in bodily remedy, occupational remedy, speech remedy/audiology, surgical know-how, pharmacology, and doctor assistant.
“We’re proud and excited to announce the institution of the new Faculty of Well being Professions at Manhattan Faculty,” stated Brother Daniel Gardner, president of Manhattan Faculty. “By coaching the subsequent technology of nurses, bodily therapists, surgical technicians and different extremely specialised well being professionals, SoHP will proceed the Faculty’s custom of offering service for the better good. It’ll supply our college students the possibility to pursue in-demand careers which are additionally extremely compensated. It additionally permits the Faculty new alternatives for profitable enrollment and donor help.”
The U.S. Division of Labor Statistics (DLS) estimates a 52.2% enhance in demand for nurse practitioners (NP) and a 21% enhance in demand for bodily therapists between 2020 and 2030, with comparable expectations for doctor assistants, speech language pathologists, athletic trainers, psychological well being counselors, and well being service managers.