Undergraduate Certificate in Polysomnography

The Undergraduate Certificate in Polysomnography is a 17-credit program that provides students with a solid foundation in the field of polysomnography.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The initial accreditation status is valid from March 16, 2012 until March 31, 2017.

Thomas Edison State College developed its Polysomnography program with sleep medicine professionals from Capital Health, based in Trenton, N.J.  Capital Health’s Center for Sleep Medicine in Hamilton Township,  N.J., which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is the first site where students fulfill the clinical component of the program. The college expects to work with other sleep centers that are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to offer additional sites where students can fulfill the clinical component of the program.

Candidates for the AAS in Polysomnography and Certificate in Polysomnography are required to complete two clinical experiences in addition to online courses. Candidates with Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) are not required to complete clinical courses since they are granted based on RPSGT credentials. The College has partnerships in place with the accredited clinical sites listed below.

Listed Clinical Sites are:

Central New Jersey - The Center for Sleep Medicine at Capital Health, Hamilton, NJ

Eastern Virginia - Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA

Long Island New York - St. Charles Sleep Disorders Center Port Jefferson, NY.

Candidates outside of these listed geographic areas will be required to arrange their accredited PSG clinical experience site near their home. If clinical site cannot be located learners will not be able to complete the program.

Undergraduate Certificate in Polysomnography Credit Distribution

Required Courses Credits
Theoretical Fundamentals of Polysomnography 3
Clinical Fundamentals of Polysomnography 6
Polysomnography Instrumentation Theory 3
Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management 4
Medical Terminology 1
Total 17

Students should work closely with their Academic Advisor before registering for any courses.

NOTE: Before beginning either clinical course, Clinical Fundamentals of Polysomnography or Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management, the student must have passed a drug screen, criminal background check and a required health screening.

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