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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health Major, B.S. (Radiography Concentration)

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College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Radiography Concentration

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

Radiography 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 requires candidates to be of good moral character. Misdemeanor speeding convictions are not required to be reported unless they are related to alcohol or drug use. 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 radiography program.

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

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

Graduation Requirements – The BS in Allied Health, concentration in radiography 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 Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy) or Radiography are eligible for enrollment into an online BS completion program in their discipline. Associate of Applied Science graduates are required to contact and be advised by the Department’s admission coordinator after completion of ALHE 3010, Allied Health Professions.

Prerequisite General Education and Allied Health

These prerequisite courses MUST be completed prior to enrolling in the Cardiopulmonary Science and Radiography 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 eligible to enroll in this math course must do so during their first calendar year of enrollment or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU.


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

Minor: no minor required

Additional Information

Click here to view the Radiography Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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