Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Division offers A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and A.A.S. and certificate programs designed to prepare students for health careers immediately upon graduation. The faculty are licensed to practice in their respective fields and have diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Most hold advanced practice credentials in their professional field. The programs utilize state-of-the-art on-campus laboratories to facilitate student learning.

Location: Center for Health Sciences
Telephone numbers:

Health Science – (973) 877-1865
Physical Therapist Assistant – (973) 877 – 3375
Radiography – (973) 877 – 3293
Vision Care Technology – (973) 877 – 3367

Division of Health Sciences accreditations:

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100,
Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085

Radiology Program
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Vision Care Technology Program
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA)
Debra White, Director of Accreditation
PO Box 592
Canton NY, 13617


Essex County College (ECC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or disability, or any other category protected by applicable law in its recruitment/enrollment, employment practices, educational programs or vocational opportunities. ECC is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.


Spring 2022 - Classes have begun!

Health Sciences

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Message from Professor Darlyn Warner

The Radiography program provides our students with skills to be successful and a healthcare career with an Associate’s Degree.  Since 2015, 100 percent of our graduates have passed the national certification exam and found employment in the field!

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