Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion is a rigorous program that can be completed in 21 months. This program follows a set curriculum, so you must successfully complete each stage before you are able to advance to the next.

In the first two years, you complete courses in the Health Professions Foundation, which includes coursework in chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, math, computer science, physics, and your general distribution requirements.

In the third year, you advance to cardiovascular perfusion courses, where you focus on the principles of perfusion, simulation, and laboratory work. (Please note: Admission to the third year is dependent on a number of factors, including an interview with the CVP admissions committee, the competitiveness of your cohort, and your preparation to meet financial responsibilities; therefore, it’s possible to meet minimum academic requirements but not be permitted to enter the third year.)

The final year consists of three consecutive semesters of hands-on clinical experiences in a hospital setting. Through the years, Barry’s CVP program has enjoyed clinical affiliations with many well-respected medical institutions.

Once all curriculum requirements are met, you will be able to enter the certification process with the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).

Important Notice: Participation in clinical experiences, rotations, or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may require a drug, criminal and/or child abuse background check in order to permit participation in the program's clinical experience, rotation, or fieldwork. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation, or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies. Drug and background checks will be done at the student's expense.