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TMCC helps meet Nevada’s growing demand for health care professionals

By ThisIsReno

Truckee Meadows Community CollegeTRUCKEE MEADOWS COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE TRUCKEE – In order to meet the growing demand for health care professionals in Northern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) now offers a new associate’s degree of science emphasis in community health science. The new emphasis provides students with a more broad, integrated and interdisciplinary perspective on a variety of health topics and helps prepare them for careers as physical therapists, ecologists, home health aides, exercise specialists, physical trainers, health policy analysts, medical record administrators/technicians and more.

“We are excited to offer a new program that is dedicated to promoting health and preventing disease in the population,” said Dr. Melissa Deadmond, TMCC Biology professor. “This emphasis provides a solid foundation for students that will allow them to begin to develop an understanding of personal, public, and community health issues.”

TMCC’s community health science emphasis satisfies the lower division coursework requirements toward a bachelor’s degree in community health, public health, health education and other related areas at many institutes of higher education including the University of Nevada, Reno.
For more information or to see a class schedule, visit www.tmcc.edu.

Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.