Department of Health Sciences

Chair and Associate Professor: D. Demers (PhD), (501) 450-3194

Professor: B. Hubbard (EdD), J. Rainey (PhD)

Associate Professor: H. Hudson (PhD), D. Morris (PhD), A. Sego (PhD)

Assistant Professor: S. Rose (DSW), K. Jamerson (PhD)

Clinical Instructor II: C. Gilbreath (PhD)

Clinical Instructor I: T. Jenkins (MSW), D. Smith (MS), P. Patel (MS)

Instructor: K. Ashley-Pauley (MS), L. Bryson (MS), M. Chance (MS), J. Dulac (MS), E. Lane (MS), C. Lasker (MS), S. Lohnes (MS), E. Paul (MS), L. Ray (MS), C. Shelton (MS), D. Walsh (MS)

[1] Purposes

The basic aims of the Department of Health Sciences are to (1) contribute to the general health promotion and education of all students and (2) provide advisement/counseling, comprehensive professional preparation, and foundation courses designed to prepare students for careers as health-care professionals, health education specialists, health promotion directors, health coaches, addiction counselors, and wellness coordinators in private or public health settings.

[2] Honors in Health Sciences

Students who major in Health Sciences, Health Promotion, or Addiction Studies and who demonstrate exceptional ability may be invited to enter the Honors in the Major Program. For details, see Honors in the Major Program.

To jump directly to a particular program of study, use these links:

Degrees/Majors: BS, Health Promotion | BS, Healthcare Administration | BS, Addiction Studies
Addiction Studies Concentrations: Prevention | Treatment
Certificate Program: CP in Health Coaching
Minor Programs: Health Promotion | Addiction Studies (Treatment)
Allied Health Programs: Medical Laboratory Science | Nuclear Medicine Technology | Radiography
Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Cardio Respiratory Care | Pre-Dental Hygiene

[3] Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Abbreviation Key – UCA Core Program

[3.1] Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion

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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in health promotion requires successful completion of 120 hours, including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the UCA Core requirements) and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using designated courses; (2) degree requirements; (3) major courses as listed below; and (4) 40 upper-division hours.

Elective and required health science courses are used to satisfy the lower-division UCA Core requirements in Diversity, Critical Inquiry, Responsible Living  and Communication. Students will take HLTH 1320 to fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement and the Responsible Living requirement but may also take HLTH 2320 as an elective to fulfill those requirements as well as the Social Science requirement.

For upper-division UCA Core requirements, students will take HLTH 3300 for Communication, HLTH 3301 for Responsible Living, HLTH 3320 for Critical Inquiry, and HLTH 4600 for the UCA Core Capstone. An alternative capstone course is HLTH 4391 as directed by their advisor. Students may choose HLTH 3305, 4343, 4395, or 4396 to fulfill the Diversity requirement.

Mathematics Pathway: First-time, first-year students majoring in Health Promotion enter the Quantitative Literacy Mathematics Pathway and must enroll in MATH 1360 during their first year of study, unless they have been awarded credit that completes their 1000-level math requirements.

[3.1.1] Major in Health Promotion

Major requirements in Health Promotion (42 hours)

The major in Health Promotion requires 42 hours plus an additional 11 hours of related requirements.

Required Core Courses (24-27 hours)

HLTH 3300 Methods and Materials for Health Promotion [UD UCA Core: C]
HLTH 3301 The Health Promotion Profession [UD UCA Core: R]
HLTH 3320 Epidemiological Research [UD UCA Core: I]
HLTH 4300 Community Health Problems
HLTH 4320 Health Communication and Advocacy
HLTH 4331 Program Planning and Evaluation
HLTH 4370 Administration of Health Programs [UD UCA Core: C]
HLTH 4600 Health Promotion Internship [UD UCA Core: Z] and/or HLTH 4391 Leadership in Health Sciences [UD UCA Core: Z]

Required Content Courses (6 hours):

HLTH 1320 Essentials of Health and Wellness
HLTH 3325 Disease Management for Health Promotion

Health Promotion Elective Courses (9 hours)

Students are required to select at least one course designated as an upper-division UCA Core Diversity course.

HLTH 2201 First Aid
HLTH 2320 Mental Health
HLTH 3123 Medical Terminology
HLTH 3305 Human Sexuality [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 3310 Fundamentals of Occupational Health
HLTH 3315 Theory and Practice of Prevention
HLTH 4301 Health Promotion in the Medical Care Setting
HLTH 4302 Health Promotion in the Worksite
HLTH 4303 Environmental Health Problems
HLTH 4310 Health Concerns of the Aging
HLTH 4312 Drug Education
HLTH 4343 Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 4365 Field Experience in Health Promotion
HLTH 4395 Contemporary Health Concerns: Women [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 4396 Contemporary Health Concerns: Men [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 4398 Health Coaching I
HLTH 4399 Health Coaching II

Related Requirements (11 hours)

BIOL 2405 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 2411 Microbiology in Human Affairs
Statistics (choose one): CISA 2330, GEOG 2330, MATH 2311, PSCI 2312, PSYC 2330, or SOC 2321

The remaining credits (32) in the degree plan will be met with elective courses approved by the major advisor.

[3.1.2] Minor in Health Promotion (18 hours)

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The minor in Health Promotion requires successful completion of 18 hours:

Required Health Promotion Courses (6 hours)

HLTH 1320 Essentials of Health and Wellness
HLTH 4300 Community Health Problems

Health Coaching Emphasis (12 hours)

HLTH 2201 First Aid
HLTH 3123 Medical Terminology
HLTH 3325 Disease Management for Health Promotion
HLTH 4398 Health Coaching I
HLTH 4399 Health Coaching II

OR

Health Promotion Emphasis (12 hours)

HLTH 2201 First Aid
HLTH 2320 Mental Health
HLTH 3123 Medical Terminology
HLTH 3305 Human Sexuality [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 3310 Fundamentals of Occupational Health
HLTH 3315 Theory and Practice of Prevention
HLTH 3325 Disease Management for Health Promotion
HLTH 4301 Health Promotion in the Medical Care Setting
HLTH 4302 Health Promotion in the Worksite
HLTH 4303 Environmental Health Problems
HLTH 4310 Health Concerns of the Aging
HLTH 4312 Drug Education
HLTH 4343 Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 4395 Contemporary Health Concerns: Women [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 4396 Contemporary Health Concerns: Men [UD UCA Core: D]

[3.1.3] Certificate of Proficiency in Health Coaching

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The Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in Health Coaching requires completion of 14 credit hours. This CP prepares students for employment in health promotion and wellness programs found in businesses, corporations, exercise/fitness centers, and clinics, as well as for self-employment opportunities.

HLTH 1320 Essentials of Health and Wellness OR EXSS 1320 Foundations of Wellness
HLTH 2201 First Aid
HLTH 3325 Disease Management for Health Promotion
HLTH 4398 Health Coaching I
HLTH 4399 Health Coaching II

[3.2] Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

The BS in Healthcare Administration is awaiting approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and is not yet accepting students. Approval is expected July 26, 2024.

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Degree requirements include successful completion of a minimum of 120 hours, including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the UCA Core requirements) and complete designated upper-division UCA Core requirements; (2) major requirements; (3) related requirements; (4)  a business minor or a health pre-professional program of study; and (5) electives to meet a minimum of 120 hours, including 40 upper-division hours. No minor is required of students choosing the health pre-professional option.

Students may use specified elective and required courses to satisfy the lower-division UCA Core requirements in Diversity, Critical Inquiry, Responsible Living and Communication. Students should take MGMT 2341 to fulfill the Social Science requirement.

For upper-division UCA Core requirements, students will take HLTH 3301 (Responsible Living), HLTH 3320 (Critical Inquiry), HLTH 4343 (Diversity), HLTH 4370 (Communication) and HLTH 4600 for the UCA Core capstone.

Mathematics Pathway: First-time, first-year students majoring in Healthcare Administration enter the College Algebra Mathematics Pathway and must enroll in MATH 1390 during their first year of study, unless they have been awarded credit for MATH 1390.

[3.2.1] Major in Healthcare Administration

All students seeking a BS in Healthcare Administration must complete the following major and related course requirements.

Major Requirements (31 hours)

HLTH 3123 Medical Terminology
HLTH 3301 The Health Promotion Profession [UD UCA Core: R]
HLTH 3320 Epidemiological Research [UD UCA Core: I]
HLTH 3325 Disease Management
HLTH 4301 Health Promotion in the Medical Care Setting
HLTH 4312 Drug Education
HLTH 4343 Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations [UD UCA Core: D]
HLTH 4370 Administration of Health Programs [UD UCA Core: C]
HLTH 4391 Leadership in Health Sciences [UD UCA Core: Z]
HLTH 4600 Health Promotion Internship [UD UCA Core: Z]

Related Requirements (19-23 hours)

BIOL 2405 Anatomy and Physiology
OR
BIOL 3406 & BIOL 3407 Structure & Function I & II [Note 1]
CISA 1300 Business Computing
ACCT 2309 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACCT 2310 Principles of Financial Accounting
MGMT 2341 Basic Management
MKTG 2350 Basic Marketing
Statistics (choose one): GEOG 2330, MATH 2311, PSCI 2312, PSYC 2330, CISA 2330, or SOC 2321

[Note 1: BIOL 3406 & BIOL 3407 are required for admission to certain health professional graduate degree programs and may be completed instead of BIOL 2405. Students choosing the health pre-professional option should consult their pre-professional academic advisor.]

[3.2.2] Health Pre-Professional Option

Students who do not complete a business minor must complete one of the following health pre-professional programs of study in consultation with a pre-professional academic advisor. Completion of a pre-professional program of study does not guarantee admission to a professional graduate degree program.

Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant

[3.2.3] Business Minor Option

Student who do not complete a health pre-professional program of study must select and complete one of the following business minors (18-24 credit hours).

Accounting: 18 credit hours
Actuarial Studies: 21 credit hours
Computer Information Systems: 18 credit hours
Data Analytics: 18 credit hours
Economics: 18 credit hours
Financial Services: 18 credit hours
General Business: 24 credit hours
Human Resource Management: 18 credit hours
Innovation & Entrepreneurship: 18 credit hours
Insurance & Risk Management: 18 credit hours
Logistics & Supply Chain: 18 credit hours
Marketing: 18 credit hours
Management: 18 credit hours

[3.3] Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies

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The Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies was the first BS program in Addiction Studies in Arkansas. The degree has two tracks: Prevention and Treatment. The degree requires successful completion of 120 hours including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the UCA Core requirements) and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using designated courses; (2) degree requirements; (3) major courses as listed below; and (4) upper-division hours.

Mathematics Pathway: First-time, first-year students majoring in Addiction Studies enter the Quantitative Literacy Mathematics Pathway and must enroll in MATH 1360 during their first year of study, unless they have been awarded credit that completes their 1000-level math requirements.

Elective and required health science courses are used to satisfy the lower-division UCA Core requirements in Diversity, Critical Inquiry, Responsible Living and Communication. Students may take HLTH 2320 to fulfill the Responsible Living as well as the Social Science requirement.

For the prevention track upper-division UCA Core requirements, students will take HLTH 3320 and H SC 4321 for Critical Inquiry, HLTH 3300 and H SC 4370 for Communication, H SC 4314 for Diversity, HLTH 3301 for Responsible Living, and HLTH 4600 for the UCA Core capstone or HLTH 4391 may be substituted at the discretion of the departmental advisor.

For the treatment track upper-division UCA Core requirements, students will take H SC 4321 for Critical Inquiry, H SC 4311 for Communication, H SC 4314 for Diversity, H SC 4322 for Responsible Living, and H SC 4610 for the UCA Core capstone requirement.

[3.3.1] Core Courses and Related Requirements

Both the Prevention and the Treatment tracks require the following Addiction Studies core courses (15 hours).

HLTH 2320 Mental health
HLTH 3315 Theory and Practice of Prevention
HLTH 4312 Drug Education
H SC 4314 Multicultural Counseling [UD UCA Core: D]
H SC 4321 Co-occurring Disorders in Addiction Treatment [UD UCA Core: I]

Related requirements for the prevention and treatment tracks (6 hours)

Statistics (Choose one of the following): CISA 2330, GEOG 2330, MATH 2311, PSCI 2312, PSYC 2330, or SOC 2321
H SC 4380 Research Methods for Health Science

[3.3.2] Prevention Track

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Requirements for the Prevention track (25 hours):

H SC 3120 Prevention Practicum
HLTH 3300 Methods and Materials for Health Promotion [UD UCA Core: C]
HLTH 3301 The Health Promotion Profession [UD UCA Core: R]
HLTH 3320 Epidemiological Research [UD UCA Core: I]
HLTH 4300 Community Health Problems
HLTH 4331 Program Planning and Evaluation
HLTH 4370 Administration of Health Programs [UD UCA Core: C]
HLTH 4600 Health Promotion Internship [UD UCA Core: Z] or HLTH 4391 Leadership in Health Sciences [UD UCA Core: Z]

[3.3.3] Treatment Track

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Requirements for the Treatment track (35 hours):

HLTH 2201 First Aid
H SC 3311 Addiction Counseling: Theory and Practice
H SC 3321 Addiction Studies: Assessment, Intervention and Treatment – Part I
H SC 3322 Addiction Studies: Assessment, Intervention and Treatment – Part II
H SC 3331 Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction
H SC 4301 Behavioral Addictions
H SC 4311 Group Counseling Skills [UD UCA Core: C]
H SC 4322 Legal and Ethical Issues in Addictions [UD UCA Core: R]
H SC 4330 Family Systems and Addiction
H SC 4610 Practicum in Substance Abuse [UD UCA Core: Z]

Remaining credits may be selected for a declared minor or from recommended courses selected in consultation with the departmental advisor.

[3.3.4] Minor in Addiction Studies – Treatment

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Requirements for the Minor in Addiction Studies (18 hours):

H SC 3311 Addiction Counseling: Theory and Practice
H SC 3331 Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction
H SC 4301 Behavioral Addictions
H SC 4322 Legal and Ethical Issues in Addictions [UD UCA Core: R]
H SC 4311 Group Counseling Skills [UD UCA Core: C]
H SC 4330 Family Systems and Addictions

This is an appropriate minor for any student majoring in a health, behavioral, or social science field. Any student graduating with a degree in any of these fields would enhance their employment potential by having a minor in Addiction Studies. Students with a minor in Addiction Studies would be qualified for entry level addiction treatment positions in residential treatment facilities, the criminal justice system, drug courts, and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities in addition to positions in other fields that involve potential contact with a chemically dependent clientele. In addition to increasing employability, it would also provide students the opportunity to serve the greater good by providing them with the tools to assist those afflicted with the disease of addiction.

[4] Allied Health Programs

[4.1] Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

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Medical laboratory science (also known as medical technology) is a profession that is practiced almost exclusively in hospitals and diagnostic clinics. These specialists perform the laboratory tests ordered by physicians and are the only laboratory technicians who are qualified to work independently of supervisory personnel. Upon completion of the professional program, the graduate is eligible to take various certification examinations required for licensure.

The Department of Health Sciences, in cooperation with Baptist Health College Little Rock (BHCLR), offers a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science. Commonly, three years of this program are taken on the UCA campus, and the fourth is completed in the hospital-associated teaching laboratories.

The Medical Laboratory Science program at BHCLR is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Requirements for the degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 82 semester hours described below with at least a 2.5 GPA is necessary for application to the professional curriculum. In order to receive credit toward a degree from the university, the student must apply and be admitted to UCA prior to enrolling in the professional curriculum in medical laboratory sciences. In all cases, students will be required to complete a total of 120 hours with a minimum of 30 hours of residence credit.
  2. Acceptance into the clinical program in medical laboratory sciences at Baptist Health.
  3. Completion of the professional curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The curriculum for medical laboratory science is shown in the table below. Note that students wishing to earn the BS in Medical Laboratory Science must satisfy the requirements of the lower-division UCA Core (see the UCA Core requirements).

Mathematics Pathway: First-time, first-year students majoring in Medical Laboratory Science enter the College Algebra Mathematics Pathway and must enroll in MATH 1390 during their first year of study, unless they have been awarded credit for MATH 1390.

This degree is exempt from upper-division (UD) Core requirements. Consult the program advisor for specific details of the UCA Core as it applies to the BS in Medical Laboratory Science.

Pre-professional Curriculum SCH
TOTAL 82
UCA Core courses not listed below 27
Specified UCA Core and other requirements:
MATH 1390 or above 3
CSCI 1300 or CISA 1300 3
BIOL 1440, 1441, 2405, 2411 16
CHEM 1450, 1451, 2401, 3411 16
GEOG 2330, MATH 2311, PSCI 2312, PSYC 2330, SOC 2321, or CISA 2330 3
Electives (Baptist strongly recommends taking genetics and immunology courses such as BIOL 2490, BIOL 3402/3420, and BIOL 4340) 14
Professional Curriculum SCH
TOTAL 38
Immunology 2
Immunohematology 2
Hematology 4
Body Fluids 1
Microbiology 4
Chemistry 4
Lab Fundamentals 1
Seminar II 2
Management and Education 1
Clinical Internship I 4
Clinical Internship II 4
Clinical Internship III 3
Clinical Internship IV 6

[4.2] Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology

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The nuclear medicine technologist (NMT) is a highly skilled professional who utilizes radioactive materials 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 physicians, radiologists, and referring patient physicians in order to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality study possible.

The Department of Health Sciences in cooperation with Baptist Health College Little Rock (BHCLR) offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nuclear medicine technology. The degree requirements generally consist of 3 years and 73 hours of course work at UCA and 47 hours taken over 12 months at BHCLR. In order to receive credit toward a degree from UCA, the student must apply, be admitted to UCA, and complete the prerequisite course work prior to selective admission into the clinical curriculum at BHCLR. Students may transfer into the nuclear medicine program, but they must complete a minimum of 30 hours of on-campus course work at the University of Central Arkansas prior to selective admission into the clinical curriculum at BHCLR.

The clinical program at Baptist Health College Little Rock is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

Admission and acceptance into the clinical curriculum at BHCLR is on a competitive basis. Applicants are required to have the results of the American College Test (ACT) with a preferred composite score of 19, with a math and science score of 17. Additionally, students applying to the clinical phase must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all undergraduate course work to be considered eligible for the clinical phase of the nuclear medicine program at BHCLR, with a final grade of “C” or higher on certain prerequisite courses (see the list below). The application deadline for the clinical phase of the nuclear medicine program is March 1, and classes begin in July at BHCLR.

Information concerning the clinical curriculum and requests for applications should be directed to BHCLR. All questions regarding prerequisite course work should be directed to the UCA nuclear medicine technology advisor.

[4.2.1] Prerequisite Curriculum at UCA (73 hours)

The UCA Core: Complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the UCA Core requirements). This degree is exempt from upper-division (UD) Core requirements. Consult the program advisors for specific details of the UCA Core as it applies to the BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Other required courses (some of these courses are part of the 38-hour lower-division UCA Core): CHEM 1450, 1451, 2401; MATH 1390; BIOL 1440, 3406 and 3407 or 1410 and 2410; CSCI 1300 or CISA 1300; PHYS 1410, 1420; Statistics (MATH 2311 or PSYC 2330 or SOC 2321 or ECON 2330).

Mathematics Pathway: First-time, first-year students majoring in Nuclear Medicine Technology enter the College Algebra Mathematics Pathway and must enroll in MATH 1390 during their first year of study, unless they have been awarded credit for MATH 1390.

Baptist Health College Little Rock requires that an applicant have earned a final grade of “C” or better in the following prerequisite courses:

College Algebra
General Chemistry with Laboratory
General Physics
Human Anatomy and Physiology (two courses, each with a laboratory)
Written Communications course

[4.2.2] Professional Curriculum at BHCLR (47 hours)

NMT 4100 Senior Seminars
NMT 4102 Medical Ethics and Law
NMT 4410 Practicum II
NMT 4415 Patient Care
NMT 4420 Nuclear Physics/Radiochemistry
NMT 4425 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine I
NMT 4325 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine II
NMT 4435 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine III
NMT 4430 Radiopharmacy/Radionuclide Therapy
NMT 4315 Instrumentation/Statistics I
NMT 4320 Instrumentation/Statistics II
NMT 4330 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine IV
NMT 4440 Computed Tomography
NMT 4215 Radiation Health Physics
NMT 4220 Radiobiology
Note: Baptist Health Schools Little Rock requires all prerequisites to be complete prior to the program start date. All but one course must be in progress at the time of application to BHCLR.

[4.3] Bachelor of Science in Radiography

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The field of radiology has evolved over the past 100 years into one of the most valuable diagnostic tools in medicine. The discovery of X-rays in 1895 has had a great impact on the medical world. This imaging application of X-rays parallels the development of diagnostic radiology. Services provided range from routine chest films to an elaborate study of body systems that involves tremendously complicated and expensive equipment. The final results of the examination represent the combined efforts of the Radiologic Technologist (the person who takes the X-rays) and a Radiologist (a physician who specializes in the interpretation of the X-ray films and other forms of imaging for diagnosis and treatment). Radiologic technologists may work in departments with the use of modern radiographic and fluoroscopic tools; general vascular and cardiovascular units, nuclear medicine; emergency rooms; and day surgery facilities. Radiologic technologists can be trained in the use of computerized axial tomography (CT scans) and magnetic resonance imaging, commonly called MRI.

The Department of Health Sciences, in cooperation with Baptist Health College Little Rock and St. Vincent Health System Little Rock, offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in radiography. The BS program in Radiography does not require a minor. The degree requirements consist of 61 hours of prerequisite course work at UCA and 60 hours taken over 24 months at Baptist Health College Little Rock or St. Vincent Health System Little Rock. In order to receive credit toward a degree from UCA, the student must apply, be admitted to UCA, and complete the prerequisite course work prior to selective admission into the didactic and clinical curriculum at an affiliated hospital radiography program. Students may transfer into the radiography program, but they must complete a minimum of 30 hours of on-campus course work at the University of Central Arkansas prior to selective admission into the didactic and clinical curriculum at an affiliated hospital’s radiography program.

Admission and acceptance into the didactic and clinical curriculum at an affiliated hospital is on a competitive basis. Students applying to the affiliate must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all undergraduate course work to be considered eligible for the didactic and clinical phase of the radiography program. Applicants are required to have the results of the ACT with a preferred composite score of 19 or higher, and a preferred score of 17 or higher in Math & Sciences to be eligible at Baptist Health College Little Rock. The application deadline for the affiliate programs is March 1st and classes begin in early July. Information concerning the affiliate curriculum and requests for applications should be directed to the affiliated hospital programs. All questions regarding prerequisite course work should be directed to the UCA radiography advisor.

The didactic and clinical curriculum of each affiliate is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates of the professional curriculum are eligible to apply for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

[4.3.1] Prerequisite Curriculum at UCA (61 hours)

  1. The UCA Core: Complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the UCA Core requirements). This degree is exempt from upper-division (UD) Core requirements. Consult the program advisors for specific details of the UCA Core as it applies to the BS in Radiography.
  2. Other required courses (courses in this list marked with “*” should be used to fulfill the appropriate general education requirement):
    CSCI 1300 or CISA 1300
    * PSYC 1300
    PSYC 3335 or 3323
    * BIOL 1400 or 1440
    BIOL 3406
    BIOL 3407
    * PHYS 1405 or 1410
    * MATH 1390
  3. Mathematics Pathway: First-time, first-year students majoring in Radiography enter the College Algebra Mathematics Pathway and must enroll in MATH 1390 during their first year of study, unless they have been awarded credit for MATH 1390.
  4. Applicants are required to schedule and complete a tour of both hospital facilities prior to applying.
  5. Baptist Health College requires 6-8 hours of observation in the field of Radiography. St. Vincent highly recommends applicants complete some observation hours prior to applying.

[4.3.2] Didactic and Clinical Curriculum at an affiliated hospital program (60 hours)

Baptist

RADB 3101 Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences: Advanced Techniques
RADB 3110 Introduction to Radiography
RADB 3111 Medical Terminology
RADB 3114 Medical Ethics and Law
RADB 3121 Image Analysis I
RADB 3130 Image Analysis II
RADB 3133 Radiation Production and Characteristics I
RADB 3142 Image Analysis III
RADB 3144 Radiographic Procedures IV
RADB 3152 Imaging Equipment
RADB 3201 Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences: Basic Techniques
RADB 3213 Radiographic Procedures I
RADB 3223 Digital Image Acquisition and Display
RADB 3243 Radiation Production and Characteristics II
RADB 3324 Radiographic Procedures II
RADB 3332 Radiographic Procedures III
RADB 3420 Clinical Education II
RADB 3515 Clinical Education I
RADB 3530 Clinical Education III
RADB 4140 Principles of Radiation Biology
RADB 4150 Image Analysis IV
RADB 4164 Introduction to Quality Assurance
RADB 4241 Principles of Radiation Protection
RADB 4262 Radiographic Pathology
RADB 4331 Digital Image Acquisition and Display II
RADB 4351 Radiographic Procedures V
RADB 4361 Senior Seminars
RADB 4640 Clinical Education IV

St. Vincent

RADV 3110 Introduction to Radiography
RADV 3111 Medical Terminology
RADV 3112 Image Processing
RADV 3113 Radiographic Procedures I
RADV 3114 Medical Ethics and Law
RADV 3120 Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences
RADV 3121 Image Analysis I
RADV 3130 Image Analysis II
RADV 3142 Image Analysis III
RADV 3144 Radiographic Procedures IV
RADV 3215 Clinical Education I
RADV 3223 Digital Image Acquisition and Display I
RADV 3224 Radiographic Procedures II
RADV 3232 Radiographic Procedures III
RADV 3233 Radiation Production and Characteristics I
RADV 3243 Radiation Production and Characteristics II
RADV 3250 Imaging Equipment
RADV 3420 Clinical Education II
RADV 3800 Clinical Education III
RADV 4140 Principles of Radiation Biology
RADV 4141 Principles of Radiation Protection
RADV 4150 Image Analysis IV
RADV 4151 Radiographic Procedures V
RADV 4162 Radiographic Pathology
RADV 4164 Introduction to Quality Assurance
RADV 4231 Digital Image Acquisition and Display II
RADV 4260 Clinical Education VI
RADV 4261 Senior Seminars
RADV 4400 Clinical Education V
RADV 4840 clinical Education IV

Note: To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in radiography, the student must complete the hospital phase at an affiliate-based radiography program. All prerequisite course work must be complete prior to the program start date.

[5] Master’s Degree

See the Graduate Bulletin.

[6] Course Links (HLTH, H SC, MD T, NMT, RADG)

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