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AAS Degree, Polysomnography

The Associate Applied Science (AAS) degree with an area of study in Polysomnography enables mid-career adults to meet their educational and professional needs through credit transfer and course completion. 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’s Center for Sleep Medicine in Hamilton Township, N.J., which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It was the first site where students fulfilled the clinical component of the program.

Additional clinical sites:

  • 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 for the AAS in Polysomnography and Certificate in Polysomnography are required to complete two clinical experiences in addition to online courses. Candidates already possessing a Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) license are not required to complete clinical courses.

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Candidates not residing near clinical partnership locations will be required to arrange their accredited PSG clinical experience at a site near their home. If a clinical site cannot be located students will not be able to complete the program.

The AAS 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.

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 New Jersey and are expecting to work there after you complete the program, please check the directory for your state’s licensing requirements.

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.

Download Clinical Compliance Manual - Polysomnography Students

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

PSG-101: Theoretical Fundamentals of Polysomnography

  • No prerequisite other than interest in Polysomnography
  • Course could be an elective for other allied health programs

PSG-102: PSG Instrumentation Theory

  • Required completion or enrolled in PSG-101

PSG-200: Clinical Fundamentals of PSG

  • Required completion of PSG-101 or equivalent experience in Polysomnography
  • Requires prearrangement of accredited clinical site that has contracted with TESU of clinical phase prior to registering
  • Additional laboratory fee charged for this course
  • Required completion of background check, CPR training, and physical examination prior to registration paid by learner through College contract vendor, American DataBank
  • Offered in October and January semesters

PSG-103: PSG Scoring

  • Required completion of PSG-200 or experience as a Registered Polysomnography Technologist

PSG-104: Sleep Disorders

  • No prerequisite other than interest in Polysomnography
  • Course could be an elective for other allied health programs

PSG-105: Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management

  • Required completion of PSG-200
  • Additional laboratory fee charged for this course
  • Required completion of background check, same as PSG-105
  • Offered in October and January semesters

Notes: Non-Registered Polysomnography Technologist required completing clinical courses of (PSG-200) Clinical Fundamentals of PSG and (PSG-105) Therapeutic Interventions & Clinical Patient Management MUST arrange for local clinical phase site on enrollment. Clinical sites MUST be accredited and willing to contract with Thomas Edison State University to ensure clinical experiences achieve program requirement as indicated by CAAHEP. Learner will pay an additional laboratory fee for (PSG-200) Clinical Fundamentals of PSG and (PSG-105) Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management.

AAS Degree, Polysomnography and Certificate in Polysomnography Graduation Data

AAS Degree, 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