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Eligibility and Requirements

You'll need to meet the following requirements for admission to the nuclear medicine technology program.

To participate in the program, you must currently be registered as one of the following:

  • Registered Radiology Technologist (ARRT)*
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS)*
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (ARDMS)*
  • Certified Medical Technologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Associates degree in a medical imaging profession with current registry or licensure
  • Bachelor’s degree in a health care or science field (e.g., nursing, biology, chemistry) field

* If you're registry candidate at time of application, you will be required to pass the registry before entrance into the program.

Credentials or transcripts not from an accredited U.S. academic institution will require evaluation by the KU Office of International Student Services before they will be accepted for eligibility.

Prerequisite Courses

Completion of the following college courses is necessary for admission:

  • College Algebra
  • College English
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry with Lab
  • General Physics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Humanities Course
  • Social Sciences Course
  • Human Anatomy with Lab
  • Human Physiology with Lab
  • Oral Communications

Note: If you're from an accredited x-ray program, contact the program director, Kellee George, M.S., CNMT, RT(R)(N),, regarding prerequisite completion.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

An overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. Student transcripts must document an individual course grade of no less than "C" on each prerequisite course (above).

Health and Physical Requirements

Good physical and mental health and excellent visual acuity is essential to the field of nuclear medicine. Students must possess manual dexterity, sufficient hearing and speech ability, good physical coordination in positioning patients and operating equipment. Full utility of both arms, hands and fingers to perform examinations and operate equipment and the ability to handle extremely heavy objects is also necessary.

Physical or other disabilities are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the program and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Office at KU Medical Center. Review the program's technical standards for details.

International Students

An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Review the information for international students before applying.

Transfer Students: KU does not accept advanced placement, part-time or transfer students because this is an intensive twelve-month training program.

See also: English Language Requirements

Note: KU reserves the right to make changes to any admission requirement or policy at any time without notice.

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