Why study Advanced Medical Imaging Technology : Nuclear Medicine?

The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate program provides an avenue for post-baccalaureate students who are unable to pursue a second baccalaureate or an advanced degree.

Nuclear medicine technology is a branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment.

The program is 12 consecutive months in duration.  Through a combination of classroom, online learning, and clinical instruction, students will be taught the specific skills needed for entry-level positions in Nuclear Medicine Technology. You may also choose to study the second modality (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) for an additional 12 month curriculum.

Upon completion of the professional curriculum, certificate students are eligible to sit for national board exams, a necessity in nearly all healthcare fields. It is our goal to supply you with the necessary level of training and experience to adequately prepare for these examinations.

Mission, Outcomes & Goals

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For additional information on our outcomes, please visit the Program Outcomes & Links page.

Admission Requirements

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Advanced Medical Imaging Technology – Nuclear Medicine Technology program graduates are employed in hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, and research facilities. Advancement in this field may involve promotion to supervisory and administrative positions, equipment and pharmaceutical sales, product support, and teaching.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for nuclear medicine technologists is expected to grow by 7% (much faster than the national average) and the current median pay is $77,950 per year.

Most full-time Nuclear Medicine Technologists work about 40 hours a week. They may, however, have evening, weekend or on-call hours. Opportunities for part-time and shift work also are available.

Physical stamina is important, because Nuclear Medicine Technologists are on their feet for long periods and need to assist incapacitated patients. Nuclear Medicine Technologists work with stationary diagnostic imaging devices but their duties may include performing some services at the patient's bedside. Some technologists travel to patients' locations, using large vans and trucks equipped with sophisticated diagnostic equipment.

Although Nuclear Medicine Technologists use radiation as part of their occupation, radiation hazards are minimized by the use of shielding and the application of radiation safety practices. All individuals working with radiation are monitored continuously for radiation exposure.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

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Transfer students from other accredited colleges or universities may apply for admission. Only courses in which the applicant earned a C- or better and which were completed within 10 years of the date of application will be considered for transfer credit. Student transfers must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA to be admitted to the AMIT program. Transfer students must still complete all program requirements and go through the admissions process described above.

Students changing majors from other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outlined for certificate program students. Transfer students must still complete all program requirements and go through the admissions process.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) evaluates programs using nationally-recognized standards, ensuring quality educational programs. The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology – Nuclear Medicine Technology program is currently accredited by the JRCNMT.  

Contact Information

Whitney Bowen
Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267
(513) 558-3515
whitney.bowen@uc.edu

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Program Code: 35CRT-AMIT-PTC-AMIT-NM