Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology

In cooperation with

Schools of Nuclear Medicine Technology

Baptist Schools of Nursing and Allied Health

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) is a highly skilled professional who utilizes radioactive material to image the function of different organs, analyze biologic specimens and treat certain diseases.  The responsibilities of the NMT are varied and can include radiation safety, quality control, radiopharmaceutical preparation and administration, the performance of diagnostic imaging procedures on patients, and computer acquisition and analysis of data.  The NMT works closely with nuclear medicine and physicians, radiologists and preferring patient physicians in order to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality study possible.

The program is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association (AMA) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

The Department of Health Sciences in cooperation with the Health Education Division of Baptist Health offers a Bachelors Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.  The degree requirements consist of three (3) years and 77 hours of course work at UCA, and 47 hours taken over twelve (12) months at BMC.  Students may transfer into the program, but a minimum of thirty (30) hours of residence at UCA is required.  Students may apply to the professional phase of the program at Baptist Health, and acceptance is on a competitive basis. All pre-requisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the junior year to be eligible to apply to the Baptist School of Allied Health.

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology

 

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester -  13 hours Spring Semester - 14 hours
Course # Course Title Hours Course # Course Title Hours
WRTG 1310 Intro to College Writing 3 WRTG 1320 Acad Writing and Research 3
MATH 1390 College Algebra 3 CHEM 1451 College Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1450 College Chemistry I* 4 BIOL 1440 Prin. Biology I 4
KPED/HED 1320 Lifetime Health & Fitness 3 SPCH 1300 Basic Oral Communication 3
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester -  13 hours Spring Semester -  13 hours
Course # Course Title Hours Course # Course Title Hours
CSCI 1300 or MIS 2343 Intro to Computers 3 Elective (1) World Cultural Traditions 3
PSCI 1330,  HIST 2301 or 2302 U.S. Government or American History I or II 3 BIOL 2405 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
CHEM 2401 Organic Chemistry I 4 Elective (2) Humanities 3
HIST 1310 or 1320 World History I or II 3 Elective (3) Social Science #1 3
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester -  12 hours Spring Semester -  12 hours
Course # Course Title Hours Course # Course Title Hours
PHYS 1410 College Physics I 4 PHYS 1420 College Physics II 4
Statistics MATH 2311 or PSYC 2330 or ECON 2330 or SOC 2321 3 Elective (3) Social Science #2 3
ENGL 2305 or 2306 World Literature I or II 3 Elective (4) Fine Arts 3
Elective 2 Elective 2
APPLY TO HOSPITAL PROGRAM SPRING OF JUNIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester -  17 hours Spring Semester -  16 hours
Course # Hours Course # Hours
NMT 4315 3 NMT 4215 2
NMT 4325 3 NMT 4220 2
NMT 4330 3 NMT 4320 3
NMT 4410 4 NMT 4435 4
NMT 4430 4 NMT 4510 5

Total: 124 hours