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Undergraduate Certificate in Polysomnography

The Undergraduate Certificate in Polysomnography is a 17-credit program that provides students with a solid foundation in the field of polysomnography.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Thomas Edison State University developed its Polysomnography program with sleep medicine professionals from Capital Health, based in Trenton, N.J. Capital Health’s Center for Sleep Medicine in Hamilton Township, N.J., which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is the first site where students fulfill the clinical component of the program. The college expects to work with other sleep centers that are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to offer additional sites where students can fulfill the clinical component of the program.

Candidates for the AAS in Polysomnography and Certificate in Polysomnography are required to complete two clinical experiences in addition to online courses. Candidates with Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) are not required to complete clinical courses since they are granted based on RPSGT credentials. The University has partnerships in place with the accredited clinical sites listed below.

Listed Clinical Sites are:

  • Central New Jersey - The Center for Sleep Medicine at Capital Health, Hamilton, NJ
  • Northern New Jersey - Comprehensive Sleep Center, Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Missouri - Cass Regional Medical Center Sleep Lab, Harrisonville, MO
  • South Carolina - Carolina Lung and Sleep Center Seneca, SC

Candidates outside of these listed geographic areas will be required to arrange their accredited PSG clinical experience site near their home. If clinical site cannot be located learners will not be able to complete the program.

The Certificate in Polysomnography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The program is also approved by the New Jersey State Board of Polysomnography. Graduates of the program meet the requirements for licensure/certification in the State of New Jersey.

If you are planning your clinical training outside of the State of NJ and are expecting to work there after you complete the program, please check the directory to see if your State requires licensing. Graduates of the program meet the requirements for licensure/certification in the State of New Jersey.

New York State Residents: We currently are not admitting students who are seeking licensure/certification in New York State.

Please contact the School of Nursing and Health Professions staff at nursing@tesu.edu for more information.

Polysomnography Clinical Compliance

Students in the AAS degree with an area of study in Polysomnography and Undergraduate Certificate in Polysomnography must meet clinical compliance requirements prior to starting their clinical courses; Clinical Fundamentals of Polysomnography (PSG-200) and Therapeutic Interventions and Patient Management (PSG-105). Learners who have a Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) credential will receive credits for these courses and do not have to complete the clinical courses and compliance requirements. Clinical compliance requirements for students include, but are not limited to, American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) for health providers instruction, a drug screen, proof of immunity or immunization for all vaccine-preventable diseases and professional liability and major medical health insurance coverage. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and completion of a criminal background check are also required. Affiliated agencies and facilities have the right to preclude students who do not have a clear criminal background check. This may result in the inability to complete clinical requirements and complete the program. Learn More.

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Don CucuzzellaContact Donald Cucuzzella, assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, for more information about the Polysomnography program.

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Students should work closely with their Academic Advisor before registering for any courses.

NOTE: Before beginning either clinical course, Clinical Fundamentals of Polysomnography or Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management, the student must have passed a drug screen, criminal background check and a required health screening.

AAS in Polysomnography and Certificate in Polysomnography Graduation Data

AAS in Polysomnography Graduation Data

Year # Graduates Started with BRPT Passed BRPT After Grad. Full Time Employed Part Time Employed
2013 2 2   2  
2014 1   1 1  
2015 3 1 1 2  

Certificate in Polysomnography Graduation Data

Year # Graduates Started with BRPT Passed BRPT After Grad. Full Time Employed Part Time Employed
2013 0        
2014 2 1 1 2  
2015 1   1 1