Sleep science and neurodiagnostics are unique emerging health care professions dedicated to recording and studying the electrical activity of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, the function of the cardiovascular system, and the function of the respiratory system. These procedures are vital in diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, diagnosis of nervous system disorders, as well as aiding in the diagnosis of behavioral, and psychiatric disorders. New technologies have stimulated a great demand for advanced level professionals.
The Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Bachelors degree program is offered by The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with collaborative course work offered by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Graduates of the NDSS program benefit from the unique curricula which reflect the everchanging nature of clinical practice and patient care. Advanced roles in neurodiagnostics and sleep science require significant levels of analysis, problem solving, and professional judgment. Graduates of the UNC Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program are prepared with the knowledge and skill sets to fulfill these advanced roles. Prospective students will be motivated and qualified practitioners who want to pursue this degree at UNC Charlotte to become the institutional, educational, governmental, and research leaders needed in these fields.
Employment opportunities include hospitals, specialized sleep and epilepsy labs, private practice, educational institutions, research facilities, and equipment design, sales, and manufacturing companies. Those who work in the field of sleep technology usually enjoy the flexibility of a three-day work week.
The Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program is dedicated to the enhancement and improvement of health care in North Carolina and beyond.