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.

Links for the NMT curriculum:

NMT Sample Plan

Professional Credentials

Students successfully completing all nuclear medicine degree requirements will receive a bachelor of health sciences (BHS) degree, with a major in nuclear medicine technology. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, students can become candidates to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) examination to earn credentials as a certified nuclear medicine technologist (CNMT) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) nuclear medicine technology certification examination to earn the ARRT(N) credential. Upon earning credentials as a nuclear medicine technologist by either of these credentialing agencies, graduates who have successfully completed the required Computed Tomography (CT) clinical competencies are also candidates for the ARRT (CT) registry. Graduates who have completed the required CT clinical hours are candidates for the NMTCB(CT) certification exam. Additional requirements for licensure may be required by the state in which you practice.