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Nuclear Medicine Technology Curriculum
The curriculum starts with a strong science foundation, including courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Along with the health sciences foundation, courses in communication, philosophy, literature, psychology, and religion help prepare the students for the people-oriented, technology-based health care profession.
An exciting aspect of the nuclear medicine professional curriculum is that students not only gain knowledge in general nuclear medicine, students also have the opportunities to study specialty areas such as positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear pharmacy, nuclear cardiology, and computed tomography (CT). Courses are taught in classroom and laboratory environments where student can participate in individual and small group learning activities. Students gain clinical experience in a laboratory on campus and in nuclear medicine and radiology departments of hospitals and specialty clinics.
The nuclear medicine technology (NMT) program consists of a total of 124 credit hours.
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After successful completion of the NMT curriculum, the student will receive a bachelor of health science (BHS) degree, with a major in nuclear medicine technology and is eligible to apply to sit for the national exams in nuclear medicine technology administered by either the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon earning credentials as a nuclear medicine technologist by either of these credentialing agencies, graduates who have successfully completed the required CT clinical competencies are also candidates for the ARRT(CT) registry.