School of Health Sciences Programs

Learn more about the various programs available at the Reading Health School of Health Sciences.

Clinical Pastoral Education

The Clinical Pastoral Education program is designed for clergy, lay ministers, theology students, and other interested individuals seeking continuing education or training in hospital chaplaincy. It provides a curriculum and supervised clinical experiences focused on the cultivation of care and counseling skills that are theoretically informed and pastorally effective.

Emergency Medical Services

Looking for a career in Emergency Medical Services? Enroll in our program and train as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Paramedic or Prehospital Registered Nurse (PHRN).

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging plays a significant role in diagnosing and treating illness. Through a combination of clinical and classroom experiences, this 27-month program will prepare you to become an imaging professional. An affiliation agreement with Alvernia University allows students who enroll in our Medical Imaging Program to simultaneously enroll in the University’s Associate of Science in Medical Imaging Program.

The program has established an articulation agreement with:

Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernadine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Admissions: 610-796-8269

Medical Laboratory Science

In the laboratory, a highly skilled team of laboratory professionals work together as vital healthcare detectives to assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment. Medical Laboratory Scientists perform the full range of laboratory test from routine to the most complex. This 12-month program typically serves as a student’s senior year of college (3+1 option), but applicants with a B.S. degree who meet the entrance requirements will also be considered. The program culminates with the student attaining entry-level competence as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.


We have been providing exceptional nursing education since 1889. Widely recognized for excellence in classroom and clinical settings, our program will prepare you for a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Through an affiliation with Alvernia University, University faculty teach select science courses and English composition at the School of Health Sciences. The partnership enables graduates to qualify for the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program.

Paramedic Education

The Paramedic Education Program offers training for prehospital services professionals. If you are an Emergency Medical Technician with one or more years of emergency care experience, you can become a Paramedic in less than a year.

Surgical Technology

If you would like to be part of a surgical team, enroll in our Surgical Technology Program. Combining instructional lectures and clinical experience, the 20-month program will prepare you for the national certification examination and to assume an entry-level position as a surgical technologist.

Contact Admissions

For more information on any of our programs, call the School of Health Sciences Office of Admissions at 484-628-0100.