2021-2022 Academic Catalog
Advanced Imaging Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - (Online)
Program Director: Jena Heflin
Faculty: Lukus Staup, Leanna Neubrander, Leslie Whalley
Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are skilled professionals who use powerful magnets to obtain detailed images of the various structures in the human body. MRI technologists must have the ability to interact effectively with physicians and compassionately towards patients.
Criteria for Admission
- Overall GPA of 2.5 or above in all previous college coursework.
- The applicant must hold current registration in Radiography, Radiologic Technology, Radiologic Sciences, or Nuclear Medicine Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
- The applicant must have graduated from an accredited program approved by the JRCERT or JRCNMT.
All students in the program are required to maintain a current license with the ARRT or NMTCB in good standing throughout their course of studies. Any changes in licensure status must be documented by submitting a copy of your current license. The Program reserves the right to request updated evidence of licensure status at any time. If at any time you become unlicensed for any reason, or if you are obligated to surrender licensure in any jurisdiction for disciplinary reasons, you must inform us of your change of status. This notification must occur immediately if you are currently participating in a course, or at the time of registration for your next course. Please be aware that we are obligated to report any attempts at misrepresenting your licensure status to appropriate regulatory agencies.
Students may progress in the Advanced Imaging Certificate Program when they:
- Have a current ARRT or NMTCB license in good standing prior to any Advanced Imaging Certificate Program course
- Earn a grade of at least “B-” (2.67) in each Advanced Imaging Certificate course and maintain a minimum program GPA of 2.50
- Earn a grade of at least “C” (2.00) in each cognate course
- Repeat successfully all courses in which the minimum grade of “B-” (2.67) in each core courses was achieved or “C” (2.00) in each general education/cognate courses was not achieved. No more than two courses may be repeated.
Students who do not enroll in course work leading toward the Certification for a period of 6 months or more must reactivate their application to the Advanced Imaging Certificate Program. Readmission is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Program Director.
AHU will consider students for completion of an Advanced Imaging Certificate program when they have met the general requirements for completion (refer to Academic Information ) and when they:
- Complete a minimum of 21 semester hours of credit
- Complete the prescribed course of study for the Advanced Imaging Certificate Program with a minimum GPA of 2.50
- Achieve a grade of at least “B-” (2.67) in each Advanced Imaging Certificate course