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Allied Health Sciences

Through APSU's Department of Allied Health Sciences, you can prepare for in-demand healthcare careers in medical laboratory science, radiologic technology, radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and sonography.

Our medical laboratory science program will prepare you to use high-tech instruments in the Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, and Blood Banking areas of the laboratory to analyze body fluids and cells. Certified professionals working in settings ranging from hospitals to forensic laboratories, determine whether patient samples show health or disease and provide medical staff with the test results needed for lifesaving treatment.

Through our radiography program, you will learn to gather diagnostic images through procedures such as MRI, mammography and vascular imaging. You will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to work with patients or pursue a career as a specialist or salesperson within the industry.

The radiation therapy program trains students to treat cancer and other disease processes with highly ionizing radiation.  Student radiation therapists receive extensive didactic instruction to prepare them for clinical education in a closely supervised practicum.  Upon successful completion of the program and certification as a radiation therapist, the graduate is deemed qualified to treat patients in hospitals and outpatient radiation therapy centers. 

The nuclear medicine program, offered in cooperation with Vanderbilt University, will prepare you to administer radiopharmaceuticals and conduct diagnostic imaging.  Once you have successfully completed three years of study at APSU and 12 months of clinical nuclear medicine technology training through Vanderbilt, you will be eligible to take the national certification exam.

Our sonography program, also offered in partnership with Vanderbilt University, will prepare you to use sound wave-emitting equipment to generate diagnostic images, including ultrasounds commonly performed during pregnancy. Following the successful completion of three years of study at APSU and 18 months at Vanderbilt, you will be eligible to apply for certification exams administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.