Secondary Admissions - Advanced Medical Imaging Technology - Certificate

Admission Requirements 

Upon successful completion of a baccalaureate degree and required pre-requisite program courses you may apply to the professional curriculum. Acceptance into the professional education curriculum is competitive. Not all students will be accepted into the professional curriculum.

Program faculty consider the quality of the application, overall GPA, math and science GPA and an interview/project in the selection process.

You must apply for the professional education curriculum during fall semester of the year prior to your anticipated start date. You are not required to complete prerequisite work or your bachelor's degree before applying to the professional education curriculum but all prerequisite work must be completed before beginning the professional education curriculum.

Students wishing to apply must have a 2.8 overall GPA or higher. No grades below a C- in the courses listed below are accepted.

Applicants to the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) certificate program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution prior to program matriculation. It is highly recommended that the degree be in allied health, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics, nursing, or other medical related fields. If the applicant has not completed such a degree, it will be highly recommended that the applicant complete the courses listed below or their equivalents with a C- or better in addition to their baccalaureate degree.

Mathematics equivalences 

Course

UC Equivalent

# of Terms

Algebra and Trigonometry

MATH 1021 and MATH 1022

2 semesters or 3 quarters

OR

Calculus

MATH 1044, MATH 1045,

MATH 1061, or MATH 1062

1 semester or 1 quarter

Physics equivalences 

Course

UC Equivalent

# of Terms

General Physics Lecture (Algebra-Based)

PHYS 1051 and PHYS 1052

2 semesters or 3 quarters

General Physics Lab

(Algebra-Based)

PHYS 1051L and PHYS 1052L

2 semesters or 3 quarters

Chemistry equivalences

Course

UC Equivalent

# of Terms

Gen, Organic, Biochem Lecture

CHEM 1030 and CHEM 1031

2 semesters or 3 quarters

Gen, Organic, Biochem Lab

CHEM 1030L and CHEM 1031L

2 semesters or 3 quarters

Anatomy and Physiology equivalences

Course

UC Equivalent

# of Terms

Anatomy and Physiology

BIOL 2001C and BIOL 2002C

2 semester or 3 quarters

Pathophysiology

ALH 2071

1 semester or 1 quarter

Due to the standards set forth by national accrediting agencies, professional curriculum students attend classes for 12 consecutive months (i.e., fall, spring, and summer semesters). Upon acceptance into the professional curriculum certificate students will study one of the following imaging modalities. Certificate students may also choose to study the second modality for an additional 12 month curriculum certificate if they so choose.

  • Nuclear medicine technology is a branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.  These techniques are used to diagnosis disease and analyze human anatomy.

If accepted, you must be a Univeristy of Cincinnati student majoring in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology in the College of Allied Health Sciences before registering for classes.

Although the limiting factor is usually the availability of clinical sites, program faculty are under no obligation to accept a student into the professional curriculum simply because availabilities exist. The number of clinical sites available from one year to the next is variable. Program officials will not know the number of available sites until summer semester.

Secondary Admissions Application Criteria

Students wishing to apply must have a 2.8 overall GPA or higher. No grades below C- in a math or science course are accepted.

Program faculty consider the quality of the application, overall GPA, math and science GPA and an interview/project in the selection process.

Four criteria are evaluated and considered by program officials when selecting applicants.

Quality of application

  • Preparation (civic engagement, observation/shadowing/first-hand knowledge of the disciplines) 
  • Evidence of good character 
  • Written communication (strict adherence to formal grammar, spelling, and punctuation is expected).

Overall GPA

  • Breadth and comprehension of academic background (transcripts for ALL previous collegiate work must be submitted with the application).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.8 or higher is required at time of application. 

Math and Science GPA 

  • Comprehension of coursework directly related to professional studies (All math and science courses taken to meet program requirements are considered. Math and science work completed in more advanced classes are considered if they are being used to meet program requirements).

Group Project

  • Interpersonal interactions (generally about 6 – 10 applicants per group). 

* Consideration will be given to applicants who have been or are currently employed in a medical imaging or related field of study.  

** AMIT alumni wishing to re-enter the program are asked to contact the program directly for admissions requirements and details.

Secondary Admissions Timeline

Applications are due the first day of spring semester of each academic year.

The first three stages of the application process are usually completed in January and February. Only those students meeting the minimum criteria stated in the application will be invited to the final stage.

The final stage will be completed in March with students being notified of the decisions in April.

Unanticipated circumstances may extend these dates and applicants will be notified when/if delays should occur. Communication between applicants and program officials will occur primarily via email so applicants are urged to include an email address that they check regularly on their application.

To apply for the professional education curriculum, please click on the link below:

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Advanced Medical Imaging Technology

College of Allied Health Sciences

3202 Eden Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45267

(513) 558-3515