The Stony Brook School of Health Technology and Management’s Polysomnographic Technology Program is pleased to announce the approval of the first Bachelors of Science in Polysomnographic Technology in the Northeast. Located in New York state, the Stony Brook program was approved by the State University of New York on September 17, 2015.

The Polysomnographic Technology Program at Stony Brook University is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG). The initial accreditation is valid from July 21, 2016 until July 31, 2021.

The opening of the program will help to meet the workforce needs in New York and the academic requirements of individuals working in polysomnographic technology, according to program director Russell Rozensky, MS, RRT-SDS, CPFT, RPSGT. The 23-month, 79-credit program began accepting applications in early spring 2016 for classes beginning in August 2016. The program incorporates more than 950 clinical hours, as well as courses in management, dental sleep medicine, therapeutic modalities, research methods, and various other courses on professional development. Visit the program’s website for more information.

Polysomnography technology has been a rapidly expanding profession over the last 30 years, Rozensky says. Sleep disorders have been linked to significant morbidity and mortality risk factors and proper screening, evaluation, and treatment are crucial to improve patient outcomes. Stony Brook’s new program prepares students to excel in this interdisciplinary field.