CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVDN) – Creating a healthier world starts with the University of Charleston (UC). From associate degree programs to graduate level programs in nursing, physician assistant and pharmacy, UC offers a wide range of health care related programs.
Health care is a growing field with many options for a great career. Students can choose to pursue degrees that let them go into a job right after graduation (both 2- and 4-year programs are available), or they can choose to pursue a master’s degree or professional school. UC also offers unique undergraduate pathways to its own school of pharmacy and physician assistant programs and participates in the pre-osteopathic medicine program through the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Brand new simulation equipment and a virtual reality lab let UC students study anatomy and physiology, perform examinations and practice techniques, and more, to help them gain knowledge and experience.
Health care programs at UC also cover less traditional options such as degrees in healthcare administration and management, exercise science, biomedical sciences concentration through its biology program and public health.
UC has educated nurses for over 50 years and offers several educational options, including a two-year program that takes place on weekends – perfect for working adults who want to go into the nursing field. This program is offered at the school’s Beckley location as well as in Charleston. In addition to the Associate Degree of Nursing, UC offers a traditional 4-year bachelor’s degree program, an online RN to BSN program, and a Master of Nursing with an emphasis on becoming a family nurse practitioner.
Because health care offers a wide range of opportunities outside of nursing, the University of Charleston prepares students for those careers as well. UC offers associate degrees in radiologic technology and occupational therapy assistant at its Beckley location, as well as a degree in radiologic science and a bridge program that provides the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree in occupational science and move directly into a master’s degree in occupational therapy in Charleston.
UC also offers a physician assistant program and a school of pharmacy on its Charleston campus.
Whether students want to manage a health care team, promote wellness and healthy living, provide hands-on care or aren’t quite sure what path they want to take, UC not only offers a wide range of exceptional programs, but its admissions staff can help interested students find just the right program to pursue their goals.
For more information, visit the UC website at www.ucwv.edu.
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