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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health Major, B.S. (Imaging Sciences Concentration)

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College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Imaging Sciences Concentration

Accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 – mail@jrcert.org

Imaging Sciences integrates scientific knowledge and skills with effective patient interactions to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information. The radiographer performs radiographic examinations that create images needed for diagnosis. Radiographers must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pathology, radiation protection, and patient assessment. Radiographers administer contrast media and medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and assist physicians to complete intricate medical procedures. Radiographers are the primary liaison between patients, physicians, and health agency staff. Additional duties may include equipment evaluation, conducting quality assurance programs, providing patient education, and departmental administrative functions. Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including specialized medical centers, urgent care clinics, private physicians’ offices and as educators or department administrators. Salaries and benefits are generally competitive with other health professions and vary according to experience and employment location.

Program graduates meet the educational requirements to begin the application process for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  The ARRT enforces high standards of ethics among Registered Technologists. One issue addressed by the Rules of Ethics is conviction of a crime - which includes a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony, the only exceptions being speeding and parking violations. All alcohol and/or drug related violations must be reported. A pre-application may be completed to determine eligibility, and the ARRT may be contacted at (651) 687-0048 for individual consultation.

Admission: Students must be admitted both to the university and to the program, requiring separate application processes. Admission to the university does not ensure admission to the program. Applicants must follow the published admission process to be admitted to the imaging sciences program.

Expenses: In addition to tuition and fees, students are required to purchase textbooks, radiation badges, access to the Trajecsys recordkeeping, access to myrecordtracker, background check, immunizations, current CPR certification, physical exam, uniforms, lead markers, professional liability insurance, name badge travel to classes/clinical, meals, and personal and incidental expenses.

Retention - Progression Policy: Imaging Sciences students will be allowed to progress in the Imaging Sciences curriculum with a grade of C or better.

Graduation Requirements – The BS in Allied Health, concentration in Imaging Sciences requires 41-42 credit hours of general education courses, 25 credit hours of allied health core, and 54 credit hours of radiography courses, totaling 120 hours. CSCI 1100 or the successful completion of the proficiency exam is an additional ETSU graduation requirement.

Students that have successfully completed an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography are eligible for enrollment into the online BS completion program in radiography. Associate of Applied Science graduates are required to contact and be advised by the undergraduate admission coordinator after completion of ALHE 3010, Allied Health Professionals.

Prerequisite General Education and Allied Health

These prerequisite courses MUST be completed prior to enrolling in the Cardiopulmonary Science and Imaging Sciences concentration courses.

Note: These prerequisite courses are included in the General Education and Allied Health core.


*Required only for Cardiopulmonary Science Concentration

General Program Information

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition

Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences

8 credits, consisting of the following lectures and labs.


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Allied Health Core: 25 Credit Hours

The following courses are required in this program of study.  Some can also be used to fulfill certain General Education requirements.  If students take other general education courses, they must still satisfy these requirements in the major.


* Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to being accepted into the Imaging Sciences Concentration.

Minor: no minor required

Additional Information

Click here to view the Imaging Sciences Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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