Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Imaging Sciences, B.S - (Online)


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Mission Statement 

Consistent with the mission of the University, the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences Program at AdventHealth University (AHU) provides lifelong learning through a variety of multimedia resources. The goal of the program is to ensure the highest quality educational content delivered in a dynamic online-learning environment.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences degree provides quality instruction and academic guidance through a multidimensional online- learning environment, allowing students to further their education while maintaining their current professional careers. This is a Bachelor’s completion program for students who possess an Associate degree in Radiography, Radiologic Technology, Radiologic Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography from a regionally accredited institution or a JRCERT/CAAHEP- accredited program. Additionally, students must maintain registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or License from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) in Cardiac Sonography and/or Vascular Sonography The Program will include a total of 78 trimester credit hours: 24 credits of general education courses, 27 credits of cognate courses, and 27 imaging specific courses. Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

Licensure and Accreditation

AdventHealth University (AHU) is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (see the General Information section of the Academic Catalog).

Policies

The policies and procedures for the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences are contained in the Student Manual. By accepting admission as a student in the program, each applicant agrees to abide by the policies as outlined in the BSIS Program Manual.

Admission Requirements for Students Without an Accredited Associate Degree

Bridge status is granted to those applicants who are currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology Board (NMTCB), or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)have graduated from a certificate program or have graduated from a JRCERT/CAAHEP-approved program, but who do not have an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students admitted to the Bridge Program are granted 42 college credits by validation for having successfully passed the ARRT/NMTCB/ARDMS registry exam. There are two phases to the Bridge Program. Phase I involves the successful completion of 27 hours of lower-division credit as outlined below. Students accepted to the Bridge Program are granted Bridge admission status, and must complete all of the Phase I requirements before starting Phase II. It is recognized that Bridge students may transfer some credit from regionally accredited institutions or have successfully challenged courses through a CLEP exam. Combined with the 42 hours of credit by validation, the Bridge student will have a total of 66 lower-division credits at the completion of Phase I. As a result of state regulations that restrict online education, AdventHealth University is not permitted to offer online courses in the following states: Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Please contact the office of higher education in your state for more details.

Curriculum Requirements for Phase l

The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.

ENGL 101 - English Composition I (3)  

ENGL 102 - English Composition II (3)   

BIOL101C- Anatomy and Physiology I (4)  

BIOL102C- Anatomy and Physiology (4)  

MATH 120 - College Algebra (3)    

PSYC 124 - General Psychology (3)    

PHYS 121 - Survey of Physics (4)  1

Total: 24 Credit Hours 

1Successful completion of a Radiography Physics course and board certification is sufficient to meet the Radiologic Sciences requirement for Survey of Physics.

Phase I Progression

Progression in the Bridge Program is achieved with the successful completion of the above 27 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Completed coursework 24                                                 
Credit by validation 42
Total hours in Bridge Program 66

Phase II involves the completion of the 54 credit hours of cognate and Radiologic Sciences coursework listed under the Curriculum section.

Admission Requirements for Students with an Associate Degree From an Accredited Institution

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging Sciences Program Admissions Committee makes the final decision regarding an applicant’s acceptance into the Bachelor’s degree Program. Applicants are considered for admission when they meet the following qualifications:

  1. Submit an application online and non-refundable $20 application fee. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed. Admission files will not be considered complete until the application fee is paid.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated, based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services. This is the only company from which we will accept transcript evaluations.
  3. Possess an Associate degree in Radiography, Radiologic Technology, Radiologic Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography from a regionally accredited institution and/or a JRCERT/CAAHEP accredited program.
  4. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
  5. Current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) License from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) in Cardiac Sonography and/or Vascular Sonography.
  6. Submit official transcripts for all College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or Dantes (DSST) coursework only if the applicant would like them to be considered for transfer of credit.

As a result of state regulations that restrict online education, AdventHealth University is not permitted to offer online courses in the following states: Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Please contact the office of higher education in your state for more details.

Associate Degree Graduates

Graduates of regionally accredited Associate degree programs will be considered to have met the Associate degree general education and cognate requirements. If ENGL 101   and ENGL 102  (or equivalent) were not included in the Associate degree, they must be completed as part of the Baccalaureate degree program.

Progression

Students may progress in the Baccalaureate degree program when they:

  1. Have a current ARRT/NMTCB/ARDMS license.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “B-” (2.67) in each program specific core course and maintain a minimum Baccalaureate degree program GPA of 2.50.
  3. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each general education course.
  4. Successfully repeat all courses in which the minimum grade “C” (2.00) was not achieved. No more than two courses may be repeated in the following combinations: one imaging course and one general education course, or two general education courses.

Readmission

Students who have been accepted to AdventHealth University (AHU) and choose not to enroll for the specific trimester for which they were admitted have one year from the date of acceptance before all new documents will be required. Students who were dismissed from the program will need to contact the Department of Imaging Sciences before reapplying.

Completion

AdventHealth University (AHU) will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduation in the Academic Catalog) and have achieved the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 120 trimester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above.
  2. A minimum of 37 upper division credits, to include at least 28 upper-division hours in the major and 9 credits out of major.
  3. Completion of major with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the major and completion of the general education requirements and electives to satisfy the total credit requirements for graduation. Courses completed with grades lower than a “C” (2.00) will not be applied toward the major.
  4. Completion of the service-learning requirement. Please refer to your Program Handbook for more information.
  5. Completion of University Residency Policy 

Curriculum


Total General Education Requirements: 24 Credit Hours


1Students with an A.S. degree are considered to have met these General Education requirements.

Total Cognate Requirements: 27 Credit Hours


1If RELT 368  World Religions for the Health Professions was completed as part of an A.S. degree from AHU, RELE 305  Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health must be taken to complete B.S. religion requirement.

Total Imaging Science Requirements: 15 Credit Hours


Track Options


Students must choose one of the following tracks (students may return to complete an additional modality):

Total Leadership Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


Total Interdisciplinary Track Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


Total Computed Tomography Track Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


Total Magnetic Resonance Track Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


Total Vascular Interventional Track Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


Total Diagnostic Medical Sonography Track Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


Summary of Credits Required for Graduation


The student/degree candidates who hold a valid JRCERT/CAAHEP-approved certificate in Radiography or Diagnostic Medical Sonography must present the following credits for graduation:

Requirements


  • General Education Requirements (24)
  • Validated Credits from a JRCERT/CAAHEP-accredited program1 (42)
  • AHU B.S. Degree in Radiologic Sciences - Prescribed Curriculum (54)

Total Credit Hours: 120


1Validation of certificate in Radiography or Sonography.

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