The Radiation Sciences B.S. Entry Level Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), pending JRCERT Board approval

Welcome to the Entry-level Radiation Sciences, BS (Medical Radiography) program webpage. Please look at the content here to help answer questions about pre-requisite coursework requirements, our admissions window, program cost, program curriculum, and much more.

We are excited to announce this new program starting in the Fall of 2022. We are building upon decades of medical radiography instruction and the leadership team works to improve the experience for our students every year. There are many programs that can prepare you for the radiography (ARRT) board exam, however, the program here at LLU has a longstanding tradition of going beyond the content specification to help students grow into a professional that is ready to lead and advance their careers.

In addition, the faith-based health care and service-learning aspect of the University provide a much richer experience that is unique to Loma Linda University. We hope you consider becoming a future student here within the School of Allied Health Professions on your journey towards becoming a radiologic technologist.

Will Edmunds, M.Ed., R.T. (R)

Timothy Seavey, Ed.D., M.A.M., R.T.(R)(CT)

How to Begin

NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused program leadership to think creatively so that students wishing to enter the radiography profession can still do so. Where we can we are teaching classes online. We do have students back in their clinical rotations, and we are adhering to strict standards and protocols for personal protection. Please continue to look into this career. We are here to help you answer the questions you have. 

Step 1:  Review the website, brochure, and FAQ in detail. Contact Dr. Brenda Boyd at 909-583-3033 for help in answering individual questions:

(Program Brochure To Be Added Soon)

Career Observation Form - Medical Radiography  * Note that Observations are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and could be waived for the next admission cycle.

Step 2: Attend a free online information session. This is recommended for all applicants. You will talk to a live program guidance counselor during this 30-45 minute presentation.

Step 3: Start the application process 

Apply Online 

Apply for Financial Aid (FASFA) 

About the Profession & Career Outlook

The Radiographer’s job is to position the patient, determine exposure factors, manipulate medical imaging equipment, evaluate radiographic image quality, provide patient comfort, and oversee patient and medical team radiation protection. Radiographers participate in fast-paced work challenges in a variety of health care settings. Radiographers must provide a positive patient experience, possess the ability to be accurate and calm under pressure, and critically think through challenges. Radiographers perform exams for diagnosis, including fluoroscopy procedures such as VCUGs, swallow studies, small bowel follow-throughs, and barium enemas. 

The career outlook is positive. Additionally, the Radiation Sciences, BS program provides further instruction in administration, education, imaging informatics, CT, MRI, Cardiac Imaging, Vascular Imaging, and Mammography. Beyond medical imaging, graduates can continue into advanced degrees such as Physician Assistant, Radiologist Assistant, Medical School, and more.

Watch a Video About the Medical Imaging Programs at LLU

The Radiation Sciences, BS Entry-Level Medical Radiography Program is a 3 year/40-hour-per-week full-time, daytime, face-to-face program for the first two years. Beginning in year 3, students transition to an online course format while continuing their clinical rotations 4 days a week. Starting every September, students complete academic and lab instruction, and complete over 1,850 clinical hours of radiography training. In addition, students will complete up to 1,000 hours of training in a selected area of emphasis during their third year.

Areas of Emphasis include: Administration, Education, Imaging Informatics, CT, MRI, Mammography (with CT or MRI), Cardiac Imaging, Vascular Imaging, or continuation to Advanced Medical Radiography training.  The Radiation Sciences, BS Program is a rigorous program, focused on high-quality patient care, professionalism, leadership, and service learning.  Students are enrolled for 48 weeks the first year and 56 weeks the second and third years. Breaks are given between quarters. Students should expect to give full-time attention to this demanding program. 

Students in the past have needed to adjust their personal schedules to make this program a priority.  Students should also plan to drive to their clinical assignments, which are assigned to each student at the beginning of the program.  Students are expected to be responsible, accountable, and dependable. and behave and communicate with high professional standards. Attendance at all classes, clinical hours, and program events is expected. Students are expected to be able to perform the essential job functions throughout the program and on into the profession. Students must maintain a minimum overall and quarterly GPA of 2.5 and above. Over 24-hours of service learning is built into the program.

The Program

The Radiation Sciences, BS Program begins with the Autumn Quarter and is based on the completion of one year of prerequisite coursework at any regionally accredited college or university. The first two years at Loma Linda University primarily emphasizes the theoretical aspects of radiography, beginning with two days per week at a clinical affiliation beginning the third week of the program. The remaining six quarters combine clinical training on a two-to-five-days-per-week basis, with more advanced classroom topics.

The third year of the program allows students to select an area of emphasis in Administration, Education, Informatics, CT, MRI, Mammography (with CT or MRI), Cardiac Imaging, Vascular Imaging, or continuation into Advanced Imaging.

The schedule may involve limited evening assignments. Clinical and classroom involvement in the program is full time (40 hours/week). Students are free on all national holidays and during quarter breaks.

The baccalaureate degree comprises a minimum of 211-215 quarter units in the following:

  • Loma Linda University general education (GE) requirements
  • Professional certification in an imaging modality (entry-level imaging degree)
  • Radiation science core requirements (online)
  • Area of emphasis: administration*, education*, advanced imaging modalities, imaging informatics*, or advanced imaging -- (*online) 
  • E-Portfolio that comprises academic and professional work, a signature project, and service learning

Professional Registration & Certification

Upon completion of the requirements for the Radiation Science, BS degree, the graduate is eligible to take the qualifying examination of The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography (R). Program graduates who pass the ARRT examination in radiography are eligible to pay for and receive the state license (CRT) in California without further testing within five years of passing the ARRT examination. Graduates are encouraged to become members of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for professional growth and continuing education in their professional discipline.

Graduates completing advanced modalities in their emphasis are eligible for ARRT examinations in CT, MRI, M, CI, and/or VI.

About the Program & Accreditation

OUR MISSION

The Radiation Sciences, BS Program at Loma Linda University provides a quality educational experience focused on the whole person. The program prepares students to be registry-eligible, entry-level radiographers equipped with the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and behaviors appropriate for providing excellent patient care and safely managing radiation exposure.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be known by our students, alumni, clinical instructors, faculty, professional community, and staff as the Medical Radiography Program of choice. Additionally, we want the program experience to be known as "a close family" that is exciting, challenging transforming and fun.

OUR VALUES

We will accomplish our mission and vision by setting and achieving high standards of excellence in professional behavior, academic and clinical education, customer service, and collaborative success, in addition to living to the core values of Loma Linda University: integrity, compassion, excellence, purity/self-control, humility, justice, and freedom.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

The LLU Medical Radiography program stands out because of its family environment, caring faculty, low student-to-faculty ratio, and emphasis on professionalism, service learning, interprofessional education, values development, transformation, and the whole person. The bar is set high in this program, and the students who engage in all that the program offers are the ones who experience the highest student success.

Service learning is built into the Medical Radiography program. Each student will complete 24 hours of service learning within their first and second year of the program. The motto of the School of Allied Health Professions is "To Lead, To Heal, To Service," so it is no wonder that service--whether local or international--is part of our curriculum. Students also have opportunities to serve on international mission trips.

Interprofessional education is all about collaboration--to build friendships, trust, and respect--between all of the different health care specialties. Second year medical radiography students attend an interprofessional lab where they roll-play scenarios with medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, behavioral health, and allied health students in order to grow in their ability to work on the health care team.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to complete a background check and possess a current Health Care Provider CPR card offered by the American Heart Association. To remain in the program students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, pass three program milestones, pass a mock board exam, and adhere to the Program’s professional code of conduct. Students at some clinical sites may need a drug test.

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PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Entry-level Radiation Sciences, BS (Medical Radiography) program in the Department of Radiation Technology at Loma Linda University is accredited by the following organizations:

WASC (Western Associate of Schools and Colleges) 

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606-3182

312-704-5300 | mail@jrcert.org | www.jrcert.org

WASC approval pending (9/3/2021)

Length of Accreditation Award: 5 years

The Entry-level Radiation Sciences, BS (Medical Radiography) complies with the Radiologic Health Branch Title 17.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Graduate imaging professionals, managers, and educators who contribute to the imaging disciplines through service and leadership.

2. Graduate leaders who advocate for excellence in patient care.

Cost and Financial Aid

Note: Program cost information will come soon.

Loma Linda University has a financial aid office. It is recommended that applicants and students talk directly with the LLU Financial Aid Office. Applicants can also visit the FAFSA.gov website for more information.

Financial Information (FAFSA.ed.gov)

Tuition and Fees - In addition to the university fees, there is a $45 quarterly programmatic fee used to help provide conference registration fees, mock examination fees, and other programmatic items during your time in the program.

Prerequisites & Corequisites

Transfer Patterns to LLU

Take Your GE at LLU

Prerequisites (45 quarter / 30 semester units):

  • English composition, complete sequence (typically 2 semester or 3 quarter courses)
  • Medical terminology
  • Introductory or general physics at the college level (one quarter/semester, no lab required) 
  • Interpersonal communication, oral communication, or public speaking
  • Human anatomy and physiology, complete sequence (typically two courses, with a lab for each course)
  • Elective courses (any humanities, natural science, social science, etc.) to reach the 45-quarter unit min (usually 2 course)

GE courses are required for a BS degree at LLU. Completion of these courses in addition to the prerequisite requirements to save time and money while in the Entry-BSRS program. They are NOT required for entry.

General Education Requirements

*Indicates prerequisite from above

Domain 1: Religion (12 quarter units)

  • Completed during enrollment at at LLU. Transfer of religion is not permitted (religion transfer in will count as a humanities course)

Domain 2: Arts and Humanities (minimum 16 quarter units)

  • Units must be selected from at least three of the following content areas: civilization/history, art, literature, language, philosophy, religion, or general humanities electives. A minimum of 3 quarter units in an area are required to meet a "content area.

Domain 3: Scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning (minimum 12 quarter units)

  • *Human anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence (two course minimum)
  • *Introductory or general physics at the college level (one quarter/semester)

Domain 4: Social sciences (minimum 12 quarter units)

  • Psychology elective (one course minimum)
  • Sociology elective (one course minimum)
  • Select additional units, as needed, from: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology

The human diversity requirement is fulfilled in the portfolio core courses: RTCH 491 Portfolio I and RTCH 492 Portfolio II (approved by the University GE Committee).

Domain 5: Written and oral communication (minimum 9 quarter units) 

  • *English composition, complete sequence that meets the baccalaureate degree requirements of a four-year college or university

Remaining courses may be selected from the following content areas: computer information systems, critical thinking, and public speaking. 

Domain 6: Health and Wellness (minimum 2 quarter units) 

  • A didactic course in health or nutrition (e.g., personal health, personal nutrition, population health, global health, and community nutrition) minimum of 2 units
  • Physical education. Must include at least two separate physical activity courses totaling a minimum of one quarter units.

Other:

  • *Medical terminology

Courses in General Education (GE) that have been taken prior to entry to the program may fulfill GE requirements in the program (except religion). 

Curriculum

Sophomore Year
Autumn Quarter  
AHCJ 326 Fundamentals of Health Care 2
RTCH 250 Clinical Orientation, Legal, & Professional Standards 3
RTMR 253 Medical Radiography Procedures I 3
RTMR 253L Medical Radiography Procedures Laboratory I 1
RTMR 285 Principles of Radiography I 3
PSYC 1014 Introduction to Psychology 4
Winter Quarter  
RTCH 371 Radiography Clinical Affiliation I 2
RTMR 221 Radiologic Patient Care 2
RTMR 254 Medical Radiography Procedures II 3
RTMR 254L Medical Radiography Procedures Laboratory II 1
RTMR 284 Radiation Protection and Biology 2
RTMR 286 Principles of Radiography II 3
SPAN 101 or humanities elective  
Spring Quarter  
ANTH 3154 Cultural Anthropology 4
RTCH 372 Radiography Clinical Affiliation II 3
RTMR 247 Languages for Radiographers 1
RTMR 255 Medical Radiography Procedures III 2
RTMR 255L Medical Radiography Procedures Laboratory III 1
RTMR 283 Radiologic Physics 3
REL_ 4__ Religion course1 3
Junior Year
Summer Quarter  
PSYC 2264 Life-Span Development 4
RTCH 373 Radiography Clinical Affiliation III 3
RTCH 387 Writing for Health-Care Professionals 3
RTCH 467 Management of a Radiologic Service 3
RTCH 491 Portfolio I 3
Autumn Quarter  
AHCJ 2253 History of Radiation and Imaging 1890-1940 3
RTCH 324 Introduction to CT and Imaging Modalities 3
RTCH 374 Radiography Clinical Affiliation IV 3
RTCH 464 Moral Leadership 3
RTMR 325 Radiologic Pathology 1
REL_ 4__ Religion course1 3
Winter Quarter  
AHCJ 2263 History of Radiation and Imaging 1940-Present Day 3
AHCJ 318 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Skills for Health-Care Professionals 3
REL_ 4__ Religion course1 3
RTCH 375 Radiography Clinical Affiliation V 3
RTCH 489 Effective Communication for Supervisors 3
RTSI 367 Cross-sectional Radiographic Anatomy 2
Spring Quarter  
AHRM 475 Health-Care Research and Statistics 4
RTCH 376 Radiography Clinical Affiliation VI 3
RTCH 385 Radiologic Trends in Health Care 2
RTCH 485 Digital Management in Radiology 3
Senior Year
Summer Quarter  
RTCH 377 Radiography Clinical Affiliation VII 1
REL_ 4__ Religion course1 3
RTCH 485 Digital Management in Radiology 3
Area of emphasis coursework (selected from below) 6-7
Emphasis affiliation course (selected from area of emphasis below) 3
Autumn Quarter  
DTCS 3015 Human Nutrition 3
PEAC 110 Independent Activities 1
RTCH 378 Radiography Clinical Affiliation VIII 1
RTCH 4922 Portfolio II 3
Area of emphasis coursework 6-8
Emphasis affiliation course 3
Winter Quarter  
RTCH 380 Radiography Clinical Affiliation X 1
RTMR 363 Comprehensive Review I 2
Area of emphasis coursework selected from below 6-8
Emphasis affiliation course 3
Spring Quarter  
PEAC 110 Independent Activities 1
RTCH 327 Professional Development 1
RTCH 380 Radiography Clinical Affiliation X 1
RTMR 365 Comprehensive Review II 2
Area of emphasis coursework selected from below 5-7
Emphasis affiliation course 3
  Total Units: 169-172

1 One religion course must be selected from the following: RELT 406 Adventist Beliefs and Life, RELT 423 Loma Linda Perspectives, RELT 436 Adventist Heritage and Health, or RELT 437 Current Issues in Adventism.

2 Fulfills service learning requirement.

3 May substitute with another humanities course.

4 May substitute for another social science course.

5 May substitute for another health course.

Areas of Emphases

Area of emphasis: administration and education 

HCBL 434 Financial Management for Health Care 3
HCBL 346 Legal and Ethical Environment in Health Care 3
HLIN 430 Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care 3
RTCH 414 Practicum in Radiation Sciences 3
RTCH 450 Advanced Radiography Clinical Affiliation (3) 12
RTED 475 Curriculum Development for the Radiation Sciences 3
RTED 476 Adult Learning Theory for the Radiation Science Student 3
RTED 477 Learning Activities and Assessment for the Radiation Sciences 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
Total Units 37

Area of emphasis: advanced medical imaging

AHCJ 402 Pathology I 4
AHCJ 403 Pathology II 3
HCBL 346 Legal and Ethical Environment in Health Care 3
HLIN 430 Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care 3
RTCH 450 Advanced Radiography Clinical Affiliation (3) 12
RTCH 487 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Trauma 2
RTCH 488 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Orthopedics and Pediatrics 3
RTII 354 Introduction to Informatics 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
Total Units 37

Area of emphasis: cardiac imaging

AHCJ 402 Pathology I 4
AHCJ 403 Pathology II 3
CEPT 245 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology 3
CEPT 251 Cardiac Electrophysiology and Rhythm Recognition I 2
CEPT 252 Cardiac Electrophysiology and Rhythm Recognition II 2
RTCH 456 Cardiac Interventional Clinical Affiliation (3) 12
RTCH 487 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Trauma 2
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
RTSI 345 Cardiac/Interventional Procedures 3
RTSI 360 Cardiac Imaging Review 1
Total Units 36

Area of emphasis: imaging informatics 

HLIN 430 Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care 3
RTCH 450 Advanced Radiography Clinical Affiliation (3) 12
RTED 475 Curriculum Development for the Radiation Sciences 3
RTII 354 Introduction to Informatics 3
RTII 356 Information Technology in Radiology 3
RTII 358 PACS Planning and Implementation 3
RTII 378 Systems Management in Informatics 3
RTII 384 Advanced Imaging Informatics 1
RTII 386 Certification Exam Review 2
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
Total Units 37

Area of emphasis: mammography with MRI

HCBL 346 Legal and Ethical Environment in Health Care 3
RTCH 455 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
RTCH 458 Mammography Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
or RTCH 450 Advanced Radiography Clinical Affiliation
RTCH 480 Mammography Principles and Procedures 3
RTCH 484 Mammography Certification Review 1
RTCH 486 Fundamentals of Breast Ultrasound 3
RTCH 488 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Orthopedics and Pediatrics 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
RTSI 361 MRI Physics I 2
RTSI 362 MRI Physics II 2
RTSI 365 MRI Patient Care and Procedures 2
RTSI 456 MRI Certification Review 1
Total Units 36

Area of emphasis: special imaging CT/MRI

HCBL 346 Legal and Ethical Environment in Health Care 3
RTCH 488 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Orthopedics and Pediatrics 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
RTSI 456 MRI Certification Review 1
RTSI 457 CT Certification Review 1
RTSI 361 MRI Physics I 2
RTSI 362 MRI Physics II 2
RTSI 364 CT Patient Care and Procedures 2
RTSI 365 MRI Patient Care and Procedures 2
RTSI 369 CT Physics 2
RTCH 454 Computed Tomography Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
RTCH 455 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
Total Units 34

Area of emphasis: special imaging CT

AHCJ 402 Pathology I 4
AHCJ 403 Pathology II 3
HCBL 346 Legal and Ethical Environment in Health Care 3
HLIN 430 Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care 3
RTCH 454 Computed Tomography Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
RTCH 454 Computed Tomography Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
or RTCH 450 Advanced Radiography Clinical Affiliation
RTCH 488 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Orthopedics and Pediatrics 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
RTSI 457 CT Certification Review 1
RTSI 364 CT Patient Care and Procedures 2
RTSI 369 CT Physics 2
Total Units 37

Area of emphasis: special imaging MRI

AHCJ 402 Pathology I 4
AHCJ 403 Pathology II 3
HCBL 346 Legal and Ethical Environment in Health Care 3
HLIN 430 Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
RTSI 456 MRI Certification Review 1
RTSI 361 MRI Physics I 2
RTSI 362 MRI Physics II 2
RTSI 365 MRI Patient Care and Procedures 2
RTCH 455 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
RTCH 455 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Affiliation (3) 6
or RTCH 450 Advanced Radiography Clinical Affiliation
Total Units 36

Area of emphasis: vascular imaging

AHCJ 402 Pathology I 4
AHCJ 403 Pathology II 3
RTCH 457 Vascular Interventional Clinical Affiliation (3) 12
RTCH 488 Advanced Radiography Procedures in Orthopedics and Pediatrics 3
RTSI 344 Pharmacology for Imaging Professionals 4
RTSI 351 Angio/Interventional Procedures I 3
RTSI 352 Angio/Interventional Procedures II 3
RTSI 356 Vascular Anatomy and Physiology 3
RTSI 359 Vascular Imaging Review 1
Total Units 36

Certain aspects of the curriculum require individual scheduling. Time arrangements may be subject to change. Entrance to the clinical year is contingent upon completion of all prior requirements.

CPR & IV Certification

Students attending any clinical affiliation are required to have current health-care provider adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR-BLS) certification for all scheduled clinical experiences. CPR certification must be completed at the American Heart Association health-care provider level. This may be earned prior to beginning the program of study or may be obtained at Loma Linda University. Classes are available on campus at Life Support Education, University Arts building, 24887 Taylor Street, Suite 102.

Intravenous (IV) certification will be required with an online course and on-campus lab for Entry-level students and those in emphases requiring IV training.

Either of these items is the responsibility of the student to finance as part of the program cost. 

Apply Now

APPLICATION WINDOW

Applications are accepted between October 1 to May 1, with a priority deadline of February 15. There is no waiting list. Up to 25 seats are available for each cohort. The fee for applying is $60. To have the application fee waived, attend a free online information session or attend the annual Loma Linda University Open House in January.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Admission is based on a competitive, selective process.  In addition to Loma Linda University and School of Allied Health Professions admissions requirements, the applicant must also complete the following requirements:

  • High school completion from an accredited institution or passed the GED.
  • A minimum of 45 quarter units (or 30 semester units) at an accredited college or university.
  • Observation experience—A minimum of eight hours of career observation in a radiology department is required. Contact the department to obtain the appropriate form.
  • Online application, three references, an essay, and transcripts from all schools attended including high school.  The essay should include: why you are choosing LLU, your process for selecting this profession, what makes you a good candidate, and anything else that helps us get to know you. Contact the department for more information.
  • A prerequisite GPA of 2.5 minimum; however, a competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
  • Preference is given to those who have previously completed volunteer hours in the community (not a requirement).  

To get started, go to llu.edu/apply

Frequently Asked Questions

ELIGIBILITY FOR ARRT CERTIFICATION

Eligibility for the ARRT certification exam may be affected if the applicant has a prior felony or misdemeanor conviction. Prior to applying to this program the applicant should contact the ARRT at 651-687-0048 to determine if eligibility will be granted.

CLINICAL ASSIGNMENTS

We have clinical sites located in Loma Linda, Redlands, San Bernardino, Hemet, Palm Springs, Riverside, Apple Valley, Murrieta, Los Angeles, and the Imperial Valley. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from clinicals, which could be up to 60 miles one way. Students are assigned to a clinical site at the beginning of the program.

TERM DATES

The Entry-level Radiation Sciences, BS Program follows the Loma Linda University Quarterly academic terms. The program begins each September.  The Fall quarter runs from the end of September to mid-December.  The Winter quarter runs from the first part of January to mid-March.  The Spring quarter runs from the end of March to the middle of June.  The Summer quarter runs from the end of June to approximately to the beginning of September.   Below are general term dates for each quarter; however, please refer to the Academic Calendar since the actual dates change yearly.

  • Fall                     Last week in September – Second week in December 
  • Winter                First week in January – Second week in March
  • Spring                Last week in March – Second week in June
  • Summer             Last week in June  – Last week in September

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do you need a degree to enter the program? No, only the prerequisites.
  • What if I have a BS degree already? Let us know and we can help guide what program is best for you.
  • Do I have to be SDA to attend LLU? Absolutely not.  We have a diverse student body.
  • Is this program aid eligible? Yes.
  • Is this program accredited? Yes, by both WSCUC (regional) and JRCERT (professional).
  • Is this program online? Parts are online but most of the program is face-to-face and clinical. The post-professional is online but only for imaging professionals. Some entry-level information and clinical training can’t be replaced with online instruction. We do have limited distance education opportunities.
  • What program should I choose ASMR or BSRS? Let us know and we can help guide what program is best for you.

 

 

Essential Functions

Essential job functions and technical standards in the field of medical imaging are tasks, duties, and responsibilities expected to accomplish the job’s purpose and objectives. Some of the categories of essential functions include physical, vision and hearing, mental, communication, and professional. Essential job functions provide significant insight into the choice of Radiography as a career. The Radiography career is demanding on many levels. It is very important that the prospective student honestly evaluate their own ability to perform the job. Examples of the essential job functions outlined below help explain the demands of the radiography profession, and are in place for the safety of the student, patients, and the health care provider team.

Some of the physical demands include: lifting and carrying 50 lbs, bending, balance, pushing gurneys and portable imaging equipment, transferring 250 lb. patients, walking, prolonged standing with a heavy lead apron, stamina throughout an 8-10 hour shift, manual dexterity, agility, and ability to provide first aid or life support.

Some of the vision and hearing demands include: reading, distinguishing between colors, and visibly and audibly observing patients. Some of the communication demands include: communicating in English, appropriately responding to verbal and non-verbal communication, and writing and speaking skills. 

Some of the mental demands include: learning new information, repeating previously learned information, understanding technical information, applying theoretical concepts to clinical practice, thinking critically, and making critical decisions. Some professional demands include: interacting with patients of different ages, cultures, and health conditions; maintaining patient confidentiality and adhering to HIPAA; adapting to the demanding and changing health care environment; staying calm while working under pressure; and interacting appropriately on a team. 

Program Statistics & Handbook

JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data 2016-2020

For information on clinical obligations, grading systems, graduation requirements, and much more, view our Medical Radiography Program Policies and Student Handbook 2020-2021