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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Radiologic Technology (B.S.R.T.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Location: Sundquist Science Complex, Room D232
PHone:  931-221-6455
Website: www.apsu.edu/rad-tech

Description of Major

Radiologic technology is more than X-rays and ultrasounds. It’s an obligation to physicians who depend on radiographic images to diagnose diseases and injuries. It’s a commitment to patients who deserve compassionate care. And if you are ready to become part of a field that saves lives every day, Austin Peay State University’s programs in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology and diagnostic medical sonography will set you on the path to success.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Science Program is to provide training in the field of imaging science.  The goal of the program will be to fulfill the needs of healthcare providers in the community and surrounding regions.  Serving people by being a provider requires critical thinking and technical skills to offer the best possible care.  To prepare the students to meet these requirements, they are provided with various levels of training.  This training includes theory, clinical practice, didactic learning, laboratory testing, and competency testing in the clinical setting.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduating students will be prepared to meet the requirements for an entry-level position in radiology.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Nuclear Medicine and Sonography


APSU has an affiliation with the Radiologic Technology School at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Degrees include Nuclear Medicine Technology or Ultrasonography. Students desiring to enter one of the programs of radiology should file applications to the appropriate program director at the beginning of the junior year. Students may be eligible for a B.S. degree absentia after successful completion of the professional program. Students may elect to transfer to other accredited professional schools of radiology after completing two years at APSU, and should consult with their academic advisor and select courses required by the particular school before registering for the sophomore year. Acceptance into a clinical program is competitive.

Admission Requirements

Students must complete a separate admission packet to apply to the senior year. Requirements for acceptance include: overall grade point average of 3.0 or above, a minimum of a “C” in all core courses, physical, application and essay, coursework completion, official transcripts, and references. Acceptance into the program is highly competitive.

Radiography


APSU Radiologic Technology Program with the Concentration of Radiography is a two-year (24-month), campus-based, course of studies. Students desiring to enter the program should file applications with the Radiography Program Director by the end of February, prior to the summer they would begin the program. Applicants must have completed all of the core requirements prior to beginning the professional phase of the radiography program. After successful completion of the professional phase, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national registry through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Admission Requirements

Students must complete a separate admission packet to apply for the program. Requirements for acceptance include: overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, a minimum of a “C” in all core courses, physical, application and essay, coursework completion, official transcripts, and references. Acceptance into the program is competitive.

Total Hours 29

Total Hours 58

Radiation Therapy


APSU Radiologic Technology Program Radiation Therapy Concentration is a two-year (24-month), campus-based, course of studies.  Students desiring to enter the program should file applications with the Radiation Therapy Program Director by the end of February, prior to the summer they would begin the program.  Applicants must have completed all of the core requirements prior to beginning the professional phase of the radiography program.  After successful completion of the professional phase, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national registry through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Admission Requirements

Students must complete a separate admission packet to apply for the program.  Requirements for acceptance include:  overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, a minimum of a “C” in all core courses, physical application and essay, coursework completion, official transcripts, and references.  Acceptance into the program is competitive.

Total Hours 29

Total Hours 56

Total Program Hours 120


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