According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 75% of all jobs require training beyond high school.

How are you going to get there?  What are your options?

Are you compassionate? Do you have critical thinking skills? Do you communicate well?  Can you problem-solve?  If you answered yes to these questions, the Pitt-Titusville Heath Related
Systems Degree program is for you!

Why does this degree/program matter?

Pitt-Titusville is a great place to begin studies in the field of health and rehabilitation sciences. Undergraduate requirements can be met while attending Pitt-Titusville (with its smaller class sizes). Once relocation requirements have been met, students can apply for relocation and complete their degree on the Pittsburgh campus in areas such as clinical dietetics and nutrition, communication science, health information management, and rehabilitation science. Visit the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to see admission requirements For more information or to be directed to an advisor contact the Academic Affairs Office at (814) 827-4474.

What societal need does it fill?

Like the rest of the world, the US is an ageing society. Between 2000 and 2050, the number of older people is projected to increase by 135%. Moreover, the population aged 85 and over, which is the group most likely to need health and long-term care services, is projected to increase by 350%. 

These demands require an educated, highly trained, competent workforce across all settings where people receive care—the hospital, a physician’s office or clinic, a nursing home, assisted living (or other residential care setting), and private homes and apartments.

Is there a demand in this field of study?  Explain.

Yes!!!  The growing health care sector offers career paths that lead to generous compensation and a secure future.   Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance.