Success of Health Programs at Manhattan Sparks School of Education Name Change
College formally changes name to School of Education and Health as of July 1.
Manhattan College’s innovative programs in allied health, exercise science, physical education, nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy offer tremendous opportunities for internships and field experience. In recognition of the programs’ success at top medical hospitals, facilities and institutions, Manhattan College’s School of Education is formally changing its name as of July 1 to the School of Education and Health.
As a nationally recognized school by the Teacher Education Accrediting Council, the new School of Education and Health’s name will assist the College in further marketing information on its various cutting-edge health programs.
“As a nationally recognized school by the Teacher Education Accrediting Council, the new School of Education and Health’s name will assist the College in further marketing information on its various cutting-edge health programs,” said William Merriman, Ph.D., dean of the school.
In addition to training early childhood, elementary, secondary, bilingual and special education teachers, the School of Education and Health prepares undergraduate students looking to break into careers in the following varied professions: athletic coaching, sports management, health care administration, human services, physical education, radiation therapy technology and nuclear medicine technology. The school also offers graduate programs in mental health and school counseling, alcohol and substance abuse counseling, school building leadership and special education.
With the name change, the School of Education and Health is exploring a few new programs to add to the growing need for health programs, including a master’s in health education and a bachelor’s degree in X-ray technology.
“The name change will show people who are interested in Manhattan College that we are in the industry of health care and health professions, which is a huge industry and is important to everyone’s life,” said Lawrence Hough, CNMT, RT(N), director of the College’s Radiological and Health Professions Programs.