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Radiologist Assistant (M.S.) (Spring 2008)

Effective Spring 2008

The Bloomsburg University Radiologist Assistant program is housed in the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences within the College of Science and Technology. This two-year master’s degree program builds on the department's 25-year-old undergraduate medical imaging program that enrolls nearly 200 students.

The curriculum is designed for full-time students who will attend three semesters per year. A total of 45 credits is required for the degree. The curriculum is designed to accommodate students who are currently employed as Radiologic Technologists and time on campus (away from their current employment) has been minimized through the use of distance education and preceptorships.

Students will take the first year fall semester courses using web-based instruction, will be on campus for the spring and summer for classes, and will return to their current employment (or an alternate preceptorship site) for their second year of classes. During the preceptorship year the student will also take an applied research course.

This course culminates in a final project that is suitable for presentation and/or publication in a professional journal such as Scanner or Radiologic Technology. The curriculum is completed with a final on-line Radiologist Assistant Seminar class that is scheduled for the summer of the second year to help prepare the student for the certification exam.


1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Request each college or university that you have attended to forward an official transcript. (graduates of Bloomsburg University do not need to submit BU transcripts). These must be sent directly from the institution you attended

2. ARRT certification and registration in radiography

Send documentation verifying ARRT certification and registration in radiography

3. A minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience as a practicing radiologic technologist

Send curriculum vitae documenting work experience in radiologic technology

4. Three letters of recommendation, at least one of them from a radiologist

5. An agreement with a practicing board certified radiologist to supervise the clinical preceptorship

Required Courses

NURSING.504 Pathophysiology

HLTHSCI.505 Sectional Anatomy

HLTHSCI.510 Health Law / Legal Environment

HLTHSCI.520 Patient Assessment / Interaction / Education

HLTHSCI.523 Imaging Pathology

HLTHSCI.545 Pharmacology

HLTHSCI.501 Radiobiology / Health Physics

HLTHSCI.531 Radiology Procedures / Image Evaluation I

HLTHSCI.525 Research Methods / Biostatistics

HLTHSCI.532 Radiology Procedures / Image Evaluation II

HLTHSCI.581 Clinical Preceptorship

HLTHSCI.581 Clinical Preceptorship

HLTHSCI.590 Applied Research

HLTHSCI.581 Clinical Preceptorship

HLTHSCI.595 Radiologist Assistant Seminar