Medical Imaging Major, Combined Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology
In order to pursue the combined bachelor of science in medical imaging/certificate in nuclear medicine technology (NMT), students must meet the stated requirements for admission to the NMT certificate program (see section on Nuclear Medicine Technology). In addition, students must meet with the nuclear medicine program director and submit an application no later than then end of the fall semester, junior year. Decision/notification occurs in mid-February.
In consideration of the combination of the MI major and NMT course loads, students must possess a minimum GPA in the medical imaging major courses of 2.75 at the time of application as well as beginning the NMT program. If not admitted at this point, students may re-apply upon completion of their B.S. in medical imaging.
Students may complete both the B.S. in medical imaging and the NMT certificate in five academic years, following this sequence. Upon completion of the medical imaging requirements, students will be awarded the B.S. degree so they may sit for the A.R.R.T. examination in Radiography after the fourth year, then continue with the NMT certificate, already begun during their senior year of the MI major. The NMT certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all certificate requirements, at which time students may sit for the certification exam in Nuclear Medicine administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and/or the registry exam in Nuclear Medicine administered by the A.R.R.T. Upon successful completion of the exams, students will hold the credential Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) and/or Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist, R.T. (N). Please note that Sessions III-VI are part-time in this track.