Certificates, Programs & Degrees

The School of Health & Behavioral Sciences offers a variety of programs for students to choose from.  All of our programs are designed to give the student the best learning experience possible.  Our graduates can leave with confidence knowing that they have gained the knowledge necessary to be successful in any Health & Behavioral Sciences career they have chosen. 

Before entering Allied Health programs such as Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Certified Occupational Therapy students are required to take a course in Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with a grade C or higher.  The Radiologic Technology program require students to take a course in Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, and Physics with a grade C or higher.  It is highly recommended for high school students, who are interested in an Allied Health field, to take these courses in high school.  If a student does not take these courses in high school, they will be required to take them at the college level.  NOTE:  Some programs require other college courses before applying to the program.


   Click the program name below to view more information about that program.

Allied Health Programs

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)                                 

Degrees Offered By The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
-General DMS 2-Year AAS Degree
-Cardiovascular DMS 2-Year AAS Degree
-Bachelor's Degree in DMS
General DMS 2-Year AAS Degree    
                                 
The DMS program requires several admission requirements and a completed DMS Application. (Application deadline is April 1 of each year).

                                       Degrees Offered By The Health Care Administration Program
- Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree (2 + 2 program)
-Professional Certificate & Minor in Healthcare Administration (See School of Business for more information regarding this certificate).

The HCA program requires no program application.

Degrees Offered By The Office Technology Program
-Administrative Office Assistant 2-Year AAB Degree
-Legal Office Assistant 2-Year AAB Degree
-Medical Office Assistant 2-Year AAB Degree
  -Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree (2+2 program)
-Word Processing Certificate
          Gainful Employment Disclosure
-Medical Transcription Certificate
          Gainful Employment Disclosure

The OT program requires no program application.

Degrees Offered By The Pharmacy Technician Program
-One-year certificate

The PHT program requires several admission requirements and a completed PHT Application.  (Application deadline is August 1 of each year).
 

Radiologic Technician (RAD)          

Degrees Offered By The Radiologic Technician Program       
- RAD 2-Year AAS Degree                                                  
- Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree (2+2 program).
            

The RAD program requires several admission requirements and a completed RAD Application. (Application deadline is April 1 of each year).

Respiratory Care Therapy (RCP)           

 Degrees Offered By The Respiratory Care Therapy Program
- RCP 2-Year AAS Degree                                                 
- Applied Health Care Administration BTS Degree (2+2 program)
          

The RCP program requires several admission requirements and a completed RCP Application.  (Application deadline is April 1 of each year).

Degrees Offered By The Sports & Exercise Studies
-Bachelor of Science - Sports & Exercise Studies
 

Behavioral Sciences Programs

Degree Offered By The Behavioral and Social Science Program
-Bachelor of Science - Comprehensive Major in Behavioral and Social Science

Degrees Offered By The Psychology Program
-Associate of Arts - Concentration in Psychology
-Bachelor of Science - Major in Psychology
-Bachelor of Arts or Science - Minor in Psychology

Degrees Offered By The Social Services Program
-Associate of Arts - Concentration in Social Services 

Degrees Offered By The Social Work Program
-Associate of Arts - Concentration in Social Services
-Bachelor of Social Work

Degrees Offered By The Sociology Program
-Associate of Arts - Sociology
-Bachelor of Arts or Science - Minor in Sociology

Programs Offered In Partnership With Other Institutions:  

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)          

- Partnership with Shawnee State University
- 2-Year AAS Degree


Requires completed COTA Packet.  (Contact Admissions Office or Vicki Crabtree at vickiec@rio.edu for more information).