Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with Major in Radiation Therapy Technology

Augusta University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 60
Per Credit Hour Cost $295.47
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Program Description

A nuclear medicine technologist works closely with diagnostic imaging physicians to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine combines aspects of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and patient care to provide the physician with information about both, the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology), of every major organ system within the human body.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology B.S.R.S. degree program is a 2+2 transfer program. Sixty (60) credit hours of freshman and sophomore core courses are completed at the college of choice, after which the applicant applies to transfer to Augusta University for the N.M.T. professional component during the junior and senior years.

The programs are flexible to accommodate busy lifestyles. Clinical affiliates are located in Augusta, Athens, Atlanta, Gainesville, and Columbus, Georgia. Academic course work and clinical attendance require 40 hours per week, regardless of locale.

BS completion programs will require the same 60 credit hours of core course prerequisites that the 2+2 BSRS degree program requires, although the program will give you credit for some of your NMT experiences and training.

The programs offer both a resident student and a distance learning on-line student experience. However, the laboratory and seminar components of the curriculum require all students to attend the campus 4 x per semester, so distance learning students will have to make appropriate travel arrangements to attend the laboratories and seminars.

More information can be found at: https://www.augusta.edu/allied...

Admissions Information

Completed Online Application

Application Fee: $55

GPA: Minimum GPA requirement is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and math/science GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement. International Students

References: Recommendations from two individuals are required. References should be individuals (usually college professors) qualified to assess your prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant’s potential, as an undergraduate student in the field/program selected. References from friends, family, classmates or coworkers will not be accepted. References should have known you for three (3) months or more.

*When applying to two (2) health sciences programs, the selected references will receive two (2) separate links to the reference forms. Each reference must be program specific.

Undergraduate reference forms and letters must be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide contact information for two individuals as references during the online application process. Once the application is received by our office, each reference will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic Admissions via the online application system, XAP.

NOTE: Reference forms will be sent electronically to your selected individuals once your application has been received by the university (usually the following business day). Please be sure to allow enough time for reference forms to be sent AND returned. Applications submitted the last week of the application deadline may not allow enough time for this process.

Standardized Tests:

TOEFL Exam Scores: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.

Minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based.

The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for undergraduate students who:

Complete courses equivalent to English Composition I and II at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and earn at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the two courses, with neither grade below a "C"

Submit a score of at least 430 on the Verbal portion of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I)

Take and pass both the Reading and Essay portions of the University System of Georgia’s Regents Exam

Submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at which English is the language of instruction

Proof of Lawful Presence: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

NOTE: While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with Augusta University's Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.

NOTE: Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.

Prior to entry into the Radiation Therapy program, applicants must complete the Core Curriculum Requirements

CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of three (3) courses from Areas D and/or F must be completed at the time of application. The most competitive applicants will have completed all Core Curriculum Requirements in Areas A, D and F at the time of application.

If you want to know if courses are transferable to Augusta University, please use the Transfer Equivalency Guide

NOTE: Completion of Core Curriculum Requirements does not guarantee program acceptance.

Personal Interview: with Radiation Therapy Admissions Committee.

NOTE: Interviews are by invitation only. Not every applicant will qualify for an interview. An invitation to interview does not guarantee program acceptance.

The most competitive applicants will have met all of the above criteria and have the following:

Cumulative GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)

Cumulative Math/Science GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale)

Completed Physics I and II with lab in Areas D or F

Elective for Area D will be Math or Science

Elective for Area F will be Math or Physics I or II with lab

Wellness Requirement: All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with less than 60 hours of transfer credit by the start of the program will be required to take WELL 1000: Wellness and two (2) activity courses. If a transfer student believes she/he has taken comparable coursework elsewhere and transfer credit is not awarded, the applicant may petition the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology to review and award potential credit. All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with more than 60 hours of transfer credit are exempt from WELL 1000: Wellness and two (2) activity courses.

CPR and First Aid: You must have current CPR and First Aid certification cards before the start of the program. We do not accept certifications from online courses.

NOTE: We require that all students have BOTH of the following certifications from the American Heart Association:

CPR - BLS for Healthcare Providers

Heartsaver First Aid

NOTE: We will only accept the certifications listed above from the American Heart Association.

NOTE: These certifications have expiration dates. If these certifications expire while enrolled in the program, you will be notified of how and when to renew and will be responsible for the associated fees.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: You must complete a criminal background check and drug screen before the start of the program in order to participate in clinical internship courses. You will be notified of how and when to complete these requirements and will be responsible for the associated fees.

NOTE: If an adverse report is produced, there is a possibility you will be denied placement by one or more clinical affiliates. In this case, you may be unable to complete clinical internship courses without encroaching upon other students’ learning opportunities. Circumstances such as this will preclude your ability to successfully complete the program.

NOTE: These reports have expiration dates. If these reports expire while enrolled in the program, you will be notified of how and when to renew and will be responsible for the associated fees.

NOTE: Ithe program is able to secure clinical affiliates for you to complete your clinical internship course requirements without encroaching upon other students’ learning opportunities, there is a possibility that the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing organization may not allow you to take the national certification examination based on the adverse criminal background check and/or drug screening, irrespective of program completion.

If you would like information on the program listed above, please visit the College of Allied Health Sciences website at www.augusta.edu/alliedhealth

Immunization: You must complete a variety of immunizations before the start of the program in order to participate in clinical internship courses. You will be notified of how and when to complete these requirements and will be responsible for the associated fees.

NOTE: Some immunizations have expiration dates. If these immunizations expire while enrolled in the program, you will be notified of how and when to renew and will be responsible for the associated fees.

NOTE: The Influenza (Flu) vaccination is required annually in the Fall semester. You will be notified of how and when to complete this requirement and will be responsible for the associated fees.

RTT Clinical Affiliates: You will have an opportunity to experience a variety of clinical environments by rotating through the program’s clinical affiliates. Clinical affiliates are located within 75 miles of the Health Sciences campus. You will be notified of how and when to complete these rotations and will be responsible for the associated fees, including but not limited to lab coat, scrub uniform, footwear, ID badge, and travel expenses.

Clinical Affiliates:

Georgia Cancer Center Radiation Therapy – Augusta, GA

Doctors Hospital – Augusta, GA

Cancer Care Institute of Carolina at Aiken Regional and ROCA – Aiken, SC

Radiation Oncology, LLC – Columbia, SC

NOTE: If you receive notification of unsatisfactory academic progress in clinical internship courses, there is a possibility you will be denied placement by one or more clinical affiliates. In this case, you may be unable to complete clinical internship courses without encroaching upon other students’ learning opportunities. Circumstances such as this will preclude your ability to successfully complete the program.

Program Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology