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Nuclear Medicine Admission Requirements

Nuclear Medicine Technology Program - 18 months beginning every June

The following prerequisite courses are required for all applicants and must be completed with a grade of C or better. In addition, the combined grade point average of all prerequisite coursework must average to 2.5 or better.

Applicants must have a minimum of a two year Associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or be a graduate of a two year clinically related accredited school in Allied Health (RN, RT, RDMS, Respiratory Therapy, etc.) with appropriate certification in that clinical specialty.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with laboratory)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with laboratory)
  • College Algebra
  • College Physics (with laboratory)
  • Humanities
  • Inorganic Chemistry (with laboratory)
  • Medical Terminology-This course must be taken at the college level, for credit
  • Oral Communication (Speech)
  • Social Science
  • Written Communication (English)
  • To improve your potential for selection, a one semester course in Organic Chemistry and Statistics is highly recommended.

A documented shadow experience in a nuclear medicine facility is mandatory. At the time of the interview, the candidate will be required to complete a computer competency test consisting of basic word processing skills and an Internet search for information.

The application must include the following:

  • Two recommendations; one from a college science or math instructor, and one from your present employer. These must be completed on the forms provided on the website with the application. The applicants that are certified in a clinical health care specialty must request a recommendation from the Program Director of your specialty training course and a recommendation from your current employer.
  • A statement of intent, in 200 words or less, stating why you chose a career in the health care profession and your specific career goals in medical imaging.
  • The applicant is strongly encouraged to obtain volunteer and/or employment experience in a clinical health related setting.
  • The application, shadow day form, and recommendation forms are available under Application Materials.
  • There is a $40.00 application fee.

Please see the program catalog for further information.