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Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology

AdventHealth University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Orlando
English
Fall 2021
Application deadline: 15 May 2021

Program description

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technology faculty members are certified by the NMTCB and AART as well as contribute to various professional organizations. With the faculty’s 50 years of combined experience in the field, students can expect a high quality education in the nuclear medicine technology program. Our program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and follows the Accreditation Standards for Nuclear Medicine Technologist Education. Students that study Nuclear Medicine Technology at AdventHealth University have the benefit of an accredited program with highly experienced faculty. The program has a fully equipped lab including a gamma camera, processing workstation, uptake probes, well counter, and survey meters. A variety of clinical rotations throughout hospitals and imaging centers allows students to interface with the latest technology preparing for their future careers. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examinations administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The graduates can become both certified in Nuclear Medicine and/or Computed Tomography.

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Admission requirements

Minimum GPA

We require a minimum cumulative, unweighed high school GPA of 2.70 or 12 college credits from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 minimum GPA—a cumulative record of all college-level work.

English Language Proficiency

While applying to the University, all students for whom English is not their primary language must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

Course Options:

  • Successful completion of college-level English Composition I from an English-speaking regionally accredited college with a minimum grade of “C”, or
  • Graduation from an English-speaking high school and successful completion of two semesters of Senior high school English, English ESOL, or AP Language & Composition with a minimum grade of “C”; or
  • For Early Acceptance students, from an English-speaking high school, successful completion of two semesters of Junior year high school English, English ESOL, or AP Language & Composition with a minimum grade of “C”.

Prerequisites

Please complete our prerequisite courses by the program start date. Applicants possessing a minimum of 12 college-level credits at AdventHealth University are most competitive, as are applicants having completed the noted courses. Please recognize that all six prerequisite courses must be completed before the program begins.

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • College Algebra
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Applied or Elementary Statistics

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First Year

Fall

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
  • English Composition I
  • College Algebra
  • Philosophy of Healthcare

Spring

  • Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
  • English Composition II
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Applied Statistics or
  • Elementary Statistics

Second Year

Fall

  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry I Lab
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics I Lab
  • Religion

Spring

  • Sectional Anatomy
  • Sectional Anatomy Lab
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry II Lab
  • General Physics II (3)
  • General Physics II Lab (1)
  • Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health

Third Year

Fall

  • Humanties Elective
  • Patient Care for the Health Sciences
  • Foundations of Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Introduction to Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Spring

  • Upper-division religion courses
  • Nuclear Medicine Procedures I
  • Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation with Lab
  • Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine I

Fourth Year

Summer

  • Nuclear Medicine Procedures II
  • Radiopharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine II
  • Physics and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography
  • Computed Tomography Imaging Procedures

Fall

  • Computed Tomography Pathology and Case Studies
  • Nuclear Medicine Procedures III
  • Clinical CT Internship I
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine III
  • Journal Review and Research

Spring

  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine IV
  • Seminars in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Computed Tomography Registry Review
  • Advanced Procedures & Technology
  • Clinical CT Internship II

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees per credit hour: $525.00

Qualification

Degree Level: Bachelor's Degree

Career opportunities

The nuclear medicine technologist is a trained professional in radioactive pharmaceuticals, providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative applications in the field of medicine. By employing small quantities of radioactive materials, these technologists help visualize and define tumors, malfunctioning organs and the physiology of cardiac, bone, liver, and other organic functions. Computed Tomography (CT) knowledge will be employed in the Nuclear Medicine Department with hybrid scanners or in the CT area for further analysis.

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AdventHealth University

AdventHealth University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution specializing in healthcare education in a faith-affirming environment. Service-oriented and guided by the values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship, the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry....


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AdventHealth University

671 Winyah Drive
34758 Orlando Florida
United States of America (USA)

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