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Radiological & Health Professions

Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiological and Health Sciences is a four year program conducted in affiliation with regional hospitals and medical centers. Students may chose a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) or Radiation Therapy Technology (RTT). These programs are for students who have no previous experience in Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and wish to prepare themselves for a career either field. To satisfy the degree requirements of these programs, students must fulfill all academic and clinical hours specified by the national and state agencies for professional certification, registration, and licensing.

This program also includes a concentration in Health Care Administration, which gives the student an in depth understanding of the health care industry.

Program Learning Goals

Nuclear Medicine Technology

  • Students will be academically competent as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists.
  • Students will be clinically competent as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists.  
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills of a competent entry-level nuclear medicine technologist.
  • Students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to perform independently within the nuclear medicine technologist’s scope of practice.
  • Students will develop professionalism and ethical and moral practices congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and pursue lifelong learning.

Program Learning Goals

Radiation Therapy Technology

  • Students will be academically competent as entry-level radiation therapists.
  • Students will be clinically competent as entry-level radiation therapists. 
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills of a competent entry-level radiation therapist.
  • Students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to perform independently within the radiation therapists’ scope of practice. 
  • Students will develop professionalism and ethical and moral practices congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and pursue lifelong learning.

Program Requirements 

Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology)

This is a full-time program, with daytime and evening course requirements, designed for students who have no previous experience in Nuclear Medicine Technology and wish to prepare themselves for a career in this field.

 First Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
BIOL 103Introduction to Biology3
BIOL 104Introduction to Biology Laboratory0
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 195Principles of Physics I Lab0

First Year - Spring Semester

English Elective3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
PHYS 196Principles of Physics II Lab0

Second Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 209Anatomy And Physiology Lab I0
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 220US Health Care Systems3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3

Second Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 210Anatomy & Physiology II Lab0
PHIL 201Ethics3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
General Elective3
Religious Studies Elective3

Third Year - Fall Semester

RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
General Elective3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

Third Year - Spring Semester

RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 404CT Imaging3

Summer

RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 420Ethics in Healthcare3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 448CT Procedures3

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
RHS 472Financial Management in Healthcare3
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3

 Total Credits for Graduation:                                                                                124

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology)

This is a full-time program, with daytime and evening course requirements, designed for students who have no previous experience in Radiation Therapy Technology and wish to prepare themselves for a career in this field.

First Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
BIOL 103Introduction to Biology3
BIOL 104Introduction to Biology Laboratory0
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 195Principles of Physics I Lab0

First Year - Spring Semester

English Elective3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
PHYS 196Principles of Physics II Lab0

Second Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 209Anatomy And Physiology Lab I0
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

Second Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 210Anatomy & Physiology II Lab0
PHIL 201Ethics3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3

Summer

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4

Third Year - Fall Semester

RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 220US Health Care Systems3

Third Year - Spring Semester

RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3

Summer

RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4

Fourth Year - Fall Semester 

RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 420Ethics in Healthcare3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
Religious Studies Elective3

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
RHS 472Financial Management in Healthcare3
General Elective3
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3

Total credits for Graduation:                                                                                 127

Concentration Health Care Administration

The degree programs include a concentration in healthcare administration. The courses for this concentration are:

RHS 220US Health Care Systems3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3
RHS 472Financial Management in Healthcare3
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
RHS 420Ethics in Healthcare3

Program Requirements

Admission to and continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT require an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and an overall Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses below).

Admission to the Major Academic courses, that are pre-requisites or co-requisites to clinical internships, in the NMT and RTT programs requires an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and a Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses that are pre-requisites or co-requisites for clinical internship courses, they are marked with an * below). If a student is unable to be admitted into the Major Academic courses because the indexes are lower than 2.75, they will be given one academic year to meet this requirement. Failure to meet this requirement within one academic year will result in dismissal from the program. 

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic Courses (see list of Major Academic Courses below) for admission to sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. If a student needs to repeat more than two major academic courses, they will be dismissed from the program.

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic courses (see list of Major Academic courses below) for admission or continuation in Clinical Internship courses. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering or continuing in Clinical Internship courses. (Please note that the Major Academic courses index must average to a 2.75 even though a few C grades are obtained in the Major Academic courses).

A grade of C or better is required in the Clinical Internship courses (see list of Clinical Internship courses below) to continue in Clinical Internship courses. The student must earn a grade of C or better the next regular time that specific Clinical Internship course is offered before continuing in Clinical Internship courses.

If a grade of F is obtained in any Clinical Internship course, continuation in the Clinical Internship courses is not allowed.

Admission to the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the Faculty and Program Director’s evaluation of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the successful completion of the Overall and Clinical Evaluations given the student by the Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Affiliate and the ongoing evaluation by the Faculty and Program Director of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Due to the serious nature of the duties performed by the student in the Clinical Internship courses, the student is granted one opportunity at completing the Clinical Internship. If the student is removed from the clinical affiliate site by the clinical supervisor for valid reasons, the student will receive an F grade for that Clinical Internship course, the student will not be re-assigned to another clinical affiliate site and will not be eligible to enroll in clinical internship courses. Students may appeal this decision to the Program Director.

The NMT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 448CT Procedures3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4

The RTT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4

The NMT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2

The RTT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2

Registry Examination

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certification or registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology).

Approval for these examinations will be granted only after the student has met all responsibilities for successful completion of the program.

Certificate Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology

The certificate program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to transition into the field of nuclear medicine technology. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses as outlined below.*. The certificate program takes approximately 21 months to complete. A full-time internship is required during the summer session.

First Year - Fall Semester

RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

First Year - Spring Semester

RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2

Summer Session

RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3

Second Year - Fall Semester 

RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 448CT Procedures3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3

Second Year - Spring Semester

RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3

Total Credits:                                                                                                     51

*Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites for the Certificate Program
Applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree and have the following college-level prerequisites:

English                                                        6 Credits           
Human Anatomy and Physiology               6 Credits           
Chemistry                                                   3 Credits           
Physics                                                       8 Credits
Computer Science                                      3 Credits
Pre-Calculus                                               3 Credits
Statistics                                                     3 Credits

Certificate Program in Radiation Therapy Technology

The certificate program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to transition into the field of radiation therapy technology. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses as outlined below.* The certificate program takes approximately 29 months to complete. A full-time internship is required during both summer sessions and both evening and daytime courses are required.

First Year - Fall Semester

RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

First Year - Spring Semester

RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3

Summer 

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4

Second Year - Fall Semester

RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2

Second Year - Spring Semester

RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 404CT Imaging3

Summer 

RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4

Third Year - Fall Semester

RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3

Total Credits:                                                                                                     57

*Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites for the Certificate Program

Applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree and have the following college-level prerequisites:

English                                                        6 Credits           
Human Anatomy and Physiology                6 Credits         
Chemistry                                                    3 Credits           
Physics                                                       8 Credits
Computer Science                                      3 Credits
Pre-Calculus                                               3 Credits
Statistics                                                     3 Credits

Certificate Program Requirements

Admission to and continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT require an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and an overall Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses below).

Admission to the Major Academic courses, that are pre-requisites or co-requisites to clinical internships, in the NMT and RTT programs requires an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and a Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses that are pre-requisites or co-requisites for clinical internship courses, they are marked with an * below). If a student is unable to be admitted into the Major Academic courses because the indexes are lower than 2.75, they will be given one academic year to meet this requirement. Failure to meet this requirement within one academic year will result in dismissal from the program. 

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic Courses (see list of Major Academic Courses below) for admission to sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. If a student needs to repeat more than two major academic courses, they will be dismissed from the program.

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic courses (see list of Major Academic courses below) for admission or continuation in Clinical Internship courses. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering or continuing in Clinical Internship courses. (Please note that the Major Academic courses index must average to a 2.75 even though a few C grades are obtained in the Major Academic courses).

A grade of C or better is required in the Clinical Internship courses (see list of Clinical Internship courses below) to continue in Clinical Internship courses. The student must earn a grade of C or better the next regular time that specific Clinical Internship course is offered before continuing in Clinical Internship courses.

If a grade of F is obtained in any Clinical Internship course, continuation in the Clinical Internship courses is not allowed.

Admission to the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the Faculty and Program Director’s evaluation of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the successful completion of the Overall and Clinical Evaluations given the student by the Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Affiliate and the ongoing evaluation by the Faculty and Program Director of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Due to the serious nature of the duties performed by the student in the Clinical Internship courses, the student is granted one opportunity at completing the Clinical Internship. If the student is removed from the clinical affiliate site by the clinical supervisor for valid reasons, the student will receive an F grade for that Clinical Internship course, the student will not be re-assigned to another clinical affiliate site and will not be eligible to enroll in clinical internship courses. Students may appeal this decision to the Program Director.

The NMT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 448CT Procedures3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1

The RTT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4

The NMT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2

The RTT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2

Registry Examination 

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certification or registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology).

Approval for these examinations will be granted only after the student has met all responsibilities for successful completion of the program.