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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 sciences, radiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine.

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 Medical Center, 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.

The general radiologic science degree is designed to prepare students for application to the radiography, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine technology concentrations. Additionally, students who complete the BSRS will meet eligibility requirements for admission to diagnostic medical sonography certificate programs in Tennessee and beyond.