Four Universities Adopt Bachelors in Health Sciences Model Program from State University of New York at Stony Brook

National dissemination of a model program to increase interest in the health professions

From 2005 to 2008, staff of the State University of New York at Stony Brook prepared materials about the university's health science bachelor's degree program model, disseminated them to other academic health centers and provided technical assistance to centers interested in adopting the model. The health science program has 13 areas of concentration (seven nonclinical and six clinical) that are offered or suspended based on workforce needs; see Appendix 1 for a list.

Key Results:

  • Project staff produced a manual (Allied Health Education: A Model for Addressing National Workforce Shortages) and a CD (by the same title) about the health science bachelor's degree program and disseminated them to 200 academic health centers.
  • To further disseminate the model, project staff made presentations to 10 academic health centers and professional organizations.
  • Four universities adapted/adopted aspects of the model during the grant period:
    • Excelsior College School of Health Sciences in Albany, N.Y.
    • The University of Louisiana in Monroe
    • The University of North Texas in Dallas
    • The University of South Florida in Tampa