RESOURCES AND LINKS
Info for Prospective Fordham Students
Campus Maps & Directions
Summer Session @ Fordham
Pre-Health Professions Advising Program
Initial Teacher Certification Programs
Pre-Law Advising Program
Occupational Outlook Handbook: "a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives..." (U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics). A good resource for researching potential careers.
Health Career Links
The General Science major attracts students interested in pursuing further studies in the health professions. This major suits the needs of such students by providing them with the introductory science and math courses they need for further studies while allowing them the flexibility of including other courses they need (such as statistics, psychology, anatomy, physiology, etc.) for acceptance to health professional schools. Such options are not often permitted by discipline-based majors, which require upper level science courses essential only to those who pursue advanced studies in that discipline.
For those interested in applying to medical or dental schools, click HERE for a link to Fordham's Pre-Health Professions Advising Program.
For more information regarding possible careers in the health professions, click on the links provided on this page.
American Dietetic Association (ADA )
Table of admissions requirements for PT education programs
Allied Health Professions (links to numerous career and educational web sites)
Allied Health Connections (careers listed: anesthesiologist assistant; athletic trainer; cardiovascular technology; cytotechnology; diagnostic medical sonography; emergency medical technician - paramedic; electroneurodiagnostic technologist; health information administration/technician; kinesiotherapy; medical assistant; medical illustrator; opthalmic medical technician; orthotic & prosthetic practitioner; perfusion; physician assistant; respiratory therapist; specialist in blood bank technology; surgical technology)
Click HERE for Some Tips on Preparing for Health Professions School Interviews
This link http://www.gradschools.com/alliedhealth.html leads to a useful, easily navigated site where you can locate (by geographic region) graduate schools offering programs in a variety of allied health fields and the parent site (www.gradschools.com) will lead you to graduate schools offering any number of programs in the humanities or sciences.
Links for Pre-Nursing Students
A good place to start is:
About.com site Nursing Career Profile - Overview of Nursing Careers, & How to Become a Nurse
allnurses.com "Nursing Specialties" link
American Nurses Association
National Student Nurses' Assoc.
"Registered Nurses", from the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics OccupationalOutlookHandbook
Links for Pre-Physician Assistant Students
General info sites (including some prerequisites):
Oregon Health Careers
Brigham Young Pre-Health Advisement
An interview with a PA, on CNN.com
"Physician Assistants", U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (info on: Nature of Work; Working Conditions; Employment; Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement; Job Outlook; Earnings; Related Occupations; Sources of Additional Information)
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
FORENSIC SCIENCE Links
NOTE: There is NO forensic science major at Fordham University....however, due to the increasing popularity of forensic science as a career, & since so many people have inquired with me about it, I will continue to add useful forensic science web links to this page; mainly career-related sites but also some of general interest.
Some local institutions that offer undergraduate and graduate programs in forensic science are:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
University of New Haven,
and Pace University;
For a complete list of accredited programs, see the link directly below:
The American Academy of Forensic Science's (AAFS) list of colleges and universities that offer forensic science programs
The Justice Technology Information Network's (JustNet) list of university and college programs in corrections, criminal justice studies, and criminal justice/law enforcement administration
Career-Related Informational Sites:
"Advice about a career in Forensic Science" (a useful site by Dale Nute, Adjunct Faculty, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Florida State University, and a good place to start your research on a career in forensic science).
"Forensic Science Technician Career Information" (from about.com's web site).
Crime scene investigation: links to training & employment, articles, crime scene response, evidence collection, crime scene and evidence photography, misc. articles, etc.