Pre-Radiologic Technology

Offered by Health Science Programs

The following two year pre-radiologic technology program is based on the requirements for admission to the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and other affiliated professional/clinical training programs (see below). Admission to the clinical portion of the program is competitive and is not automatically assured by successful completion of pre-radiologic technology courses.

BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 325Medical Terminology1
ENG 101Introduction to Academic Writing3
ENG 102Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research3
MATH 102College Algebra 13
PSY 203General Psychology3
SPCH 100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
STAT 241Elementary Statistics3
Take one of the following options:4-5
Take one course:
General Physics for Allied Health
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Take one of the following options:4
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry for the Health Sciences
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Additional Course Requirements
Students may complete the radiography training through UNMC or through an affiliated hospital. There are additional requirements outlined below depending on which option is chosen.
For Option 1 below:
Select 15 credit hours of elective courses for UNMC requirements, including 3 credit hours in the humanities and 3 credit hours in social sciences.15
For Option 2 below:
Students pursuing a degree from UNK in Applied Health Sciences by completing the training at an affiliated hospital must complete the remainder of the General Studies requirements and additional elective hours to reach a minimum total of 70 credit hours as part of the pre-radiography program, as well as professional/clinical training.34-35
While in professional/clinical training, students must take HSCI 475 - Health Sciences Internship in Radiography, 5 credit hours, every semester of professional/clinical training for a total of 25 credit hours.25
Professional/Clinical Training
Upon completion of the required coursework, students will apply for a position in a two-year professional/clinical training program. Students have two options for professional/clinical training:
Option 1:
Students may apply to the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. If accepted, they will receive a Bachelor's Degree from UNMC following completion of the program. Accepted students will be assigned to a UNMC professional/clinical training site. The options include Kearney, Omaha, and Columbus locations.
Option 2:
Students may also apply to an affiliated hospital-based professional/clinical training program. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is currently affiliated with five schools of radiography. These include Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings; CHI Health in Omaha; Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff; Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD; and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Students interested in the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Health Sciences may be awarded 25 hours of credit upon completion of the professional/clinical training program. Students attending an affiliated hospital program are required to register for HSCI 475 every semester during professional/clinical training as stated above.

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at MATH 123.