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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). 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. 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.

Thomas Edison State University developed its Polysomnography program with sleep medicine professionals from Capital Health, based in Trenton, NJ. Capital Health’s Center for Sleep Medicine in Hamilton Township, NJ, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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

If you are unable to complete your clinical experiences in the State New Jersey and do not expect to work in New Jersey after you complete the program, please check the directory for your state’s licensing requirements.

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 or an agreement cannot be secured students will not be able to complete this program.

Still Undecided?

Still undecided about the best area of study for you? We can help. Contact Carla Donegan, associate director, Health Professions Partnerships at cdonegan@tesu.edu.

New York State Residents: We currently are not admitting students who are seeking licensure or 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. Students are encouraged to start completion of the clinical compliance process 3 months prior to the date when they would like to enroll in PSG-200 or PSG-105. Students cannot enroll in these courses unless all compliance requirements are met and clinical clearance has been received. 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

  • 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
  • All clinical compliances described above, and detailed in the clinical manual, must be completed prior to starting the course.
  • Requires prearrangement of accredited clinical site that has contracted with TESU of clinical phase prior to registering
  • Additional laboratory fee charged for this course
  • Offered in October and January semesters

PSG-105: Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management

  • Required completion of PSG-200
  • All clinical compliances described above, and detailed in the clinical manual, must be completed prior to starting the course.
  • Additional laboratory fee charged for this course
  • Offered in October and January semesters

APS-100 Medical Terminology

  • No prerequisite

AAS in Polysomnography and Certificate in Polysomnography Graduation Data

AAS in Polysomnography Graduation Data

Year # Graduates Started with BRPT Passed BRPT After Grad.
2019 6 2 1
2020 5 3 1
2021 5 1 0

Certificate in Polysomnography Graduation Data

Year # Graduates Started with BRPT Passed BRPT After Grad.
2019 3 1 0
2020 2 0 0
2021 0 0