- Academic Calendar
- General Information
- Admission Information
- Distance Admission Information
- Academic Information
- Academic Support
- Financial Information
- Financial Aid
- Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
- Department of Nursing
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- Department of Radiologic Sciences
- Mission Statement
- Licensure and Accreditation
- Associate of Science in Radiography
- Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
- Course Descriptions
A successful applicant for admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program must meet the general requirements for admission to Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) (see General Studies Admission in the Admissions Information section) and:
Submit the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at http://www.adu.edu.
Have a minimum college GPA of 2.70 on all prerequisite courses and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.70. GPAs presented to the admissions committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
Complete prerequisite courses by the program start date. Prerequisite courses are Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, College Algebra, English Composition I, English Composition II, and Applied or Elementary Statistics. Applicants that have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits at ADU and have completed the prerequisite courses by the admission deadline will be give preference for program admission.
Have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 with an individual score of 19 in math. Applicants with 24 or more credits from a regionally-accredited college are exempt from taking the ACT.
Submit two recommendations on ADU Recommendation Forms. If an applicant to an undergraduate program has completed at least one trimester at Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) before being admitted to a program, one of the two recommendations must come from any ADU faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, chaplain, or academic coach/advisor. Special recommendation forms for this requirement are available in the Office of Enrollment Services.
Each applicant is required to write an essay as part of the admission process. The essay should address each of the following: the applicant's reasons for wanting to enter the Nuclear Medicine Technology program; the applicant's reasons for wanting to pursue this course of study at ADU, a faith-based institution, and future goals; the applicant's characteristics and abilities that qualify him or her for this profession; the applicant's motivation for choosing a career in Nuclear Medicine Technology; and the applicant's perception of how nuclear medicine technologists contribute to healthcare and how an educational experience at ADU will enable the applicant to make future contributions. Essays should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point black font, be one to two pages in length, double spaced with one-inch margins. Essays are reviewed for clarity, correct spelling and grammar, and content.
Although a job shadow in Nuclear Medicine Technology is not mandatory prior to admission, prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the Department of Radiologic Sciences to complete a job shadow with one of the faculty members in order to gain knowledge of the profession.
Admission into all professional programs is competitive. Each program has a maximum number of students that can be admitted each year. Students meeting the admission requirements for a given program qualify to be considered for admission to that program. However, due to the competitive nature of each program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students may be given preferential consideration for admission to degree and certificate programs when they have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at ADU.
Each applicant accepted to an on-campus professional program is expected to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 to reserve his or her place in the program. The applicant’s acceptance letter will contain a deposit amount and deadline indicating when the deposit must be received by ADU. Once the student enrolls in the program, this deposit will be applied toward the student’s account. Students who have paid the deposit, but decide not to enroll in the program, will forfeit the deposit. If that student is admitted to the same program at a later date, he or she will be required to pay the full deposit amount again. If an applicant is admitted to a program with prerequisites in progress and becomes ineligible for admission due to his or her grades, a full refund will be provided. A professional program deposit is not transferable to another department. Distance Education students are not required to pay a program deposit.