Radiation Sciences Programs

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  • UI Health Care and the College of Medicine have a proud academic tradition of preparing students for successful careers in the radiation sciences. Today, that tradition continues through its strong curriculum, quality clinical experience and commitment to undergraduate education in the creation of images and treatment of patients using highly sophisticated equipment and techniques.

    Degree Options

    1. Track Degree Requirements *

    • This Bachelor of Science degree specializes in one of the following tracks.  
    • Job Shadowing and Health Care Experience Information
      • Job Shadowing: observe professionals in the area of interest, understand the tasks and responsibilities
      • Health Care Experience: gain direct patient care experience, learn about the health care setting, gain patient communication skills. Suggestions: work or volunteer, become CNA certified and work, contact local hospitals, senior centers, disability camps, health care facilities, etc. UIHC volunteer opportunity: http://www.uihealthcare.org/otherservices.aspx?id=1956
      • Both are strongly recommended prior to application. Visit several places if possible. Plan ahead, well before the January 15 application deadline.
      • Document experiences and shadowing for the application. Include facility, contact person, hours and activities.

    Each track has selective admission and 2 professional areas of focus.

    Track Prerequisites Curriculum Students Accepted  
    DMS Cardiac 1 year 3 years 4
    DMS General 1 year 3 years 8
    RT/CT 1 year 3 years 6
    RT/CVI 1 year 3 years 2
    RT/MRI 1 year 3 years 6
    Therapy/CT 2 years 2 years 7

    2. RT to BS Degree Requirements

    • This online Bachelor of Science degree is for ARRT(R) certified radiologic technologists or board eligible students.
    • Students select courses in one of these modalities to complete: CT, CV, or MRI.
    • See Transfer Credit page for transfer credit information.
    • A clinical internship is not required for the degree, nor is one provided. Students interested in completing the clinical competency requirements to sit for the advanced ARRT certification exam should contact one of the partnering institutions or seek your own opportunities.
    • Clinical Internship Partnering Institutions

    Non-Degree Option

    Upon completion of primary ARRT certification in Radiologic Technology, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine Technology, students can complete online education courses without admission to a UI degree program. The student would be considered a non-degree student through the Division of Continuing Education. Use the Distance Education links located on the left NavBar for more information. Online courses include CT, MRI, CVI and Sonography.

    Nuclear Medicine Technology

    Students interested in Nuclear Medicine Technology should visit: www.medicine.uiowa.edu/NMT