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Imaging Sciences, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Online Division, Melbourne, Miami, Tampa

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences is a degree completion program for Imaging and Therapy professionals. Applicants must possess an associate degree from an accredited institution and complete the prerequisites and general education credits as required of the baccalaureate degree program of study. Credits may be awarded via transfer of credit, and/or through completion of designated courses within the program of study. Applicants must hold an unrestricted, current, active certification in one of the following primary Imaging or Therapy modalities through a nationally recognized credentialing agency: Radiography (ARRT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMTCB, ARRT), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS, CCI), or Radiation Therapy (ARRT). The Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences degree develops the technologist’s administrative and/or clinical knowledge, providing the educational foundation for advanced certifications and career growth. Students may choose from concentrations in imaging administration, radiologic technology, diagnostic vascular sonography, or clinical imaging (Miami campus only) depending upon the student’s area of interest and career pathway. The program offers technologists advanced course work toward bachelor’s degree completion and at least partial fulfillment of post-primary certification eligibility requirements. The program curriculum provides foundational courses in current interdisciplinary and administrative aspects of an imaging department. Additionally, the program allows for a more focused study of leadership and of advanced technological or clinical aspects of the imaging sciences through a specific concentration choice.

Program Mission

The mission of the Keiser University Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences program is to meet the changing needs of the healthcare community by offering career advancement opportunities to graduates of an accredited associate degree program currently certified in Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Radiation Therapy.  The Imaging Sciences program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to prepare students for upward career mobility in imaging management and/or imaging technology.  

Program Goal

  • Apply advanced knowledge, innovative technologies, and management skills essential to the medical imaging and therapeutic professions.

Program Objectives

The program’s mission and goals are further defined in the following program objectives:

  • Apply analytical and managerial skills for diverse healthcare settings
  • Communicate with internal and external healthcare stakeholders
  • Investigate advanced, current, and emerging diagnostic imaging technologies
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills

Prerequisites for Major Courses

An Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution and unrestricted, current, active credentials in one of the following: Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Radiation Therapy is required for admission.

  • The following lower division general education courses:
Applications of Mathematics3.0 credit hours
Eng Comp II3.0 credit hours
Statistics3.0 credit hours
AND one of the following
College Algebra3.0 credit hours
College Mathematics3.0 credit hours
Applications of Mathematics3.0 credit hours

Program Outline

To receive the degree, students must earn a combined total of 120.0 semester credit hours, consisting of 60.0 upper‐division semester credit hours in the program, in addition to having earned an associate’s degree from an accredited institution.

Program requirements are as follows:

NOTE: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken. Upper Division Major Courses are to be taken prior to the Concentration Courses.

Upper Division Major Courses (30.0 credit hours)
Essentials of Imaging & Therapy3.0 credit hours
Imaging Science Information Systems3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Finance3.0 credit hours
Health Law & Ethics3.0 credit hours
Risk Management in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Leadership in Radiology3.0 credit hours
Intro to Management & Org Behavior3.0 credit hours
Issues in Healthcare Communications3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Settings Analysis3.0 credit hours
Conflict Management in Healthcare3.0 credit hours

 

Imaging Administration Concentration (21 credit hours)
Healthcare Marketing3.0 credit hours
Public Policy in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Accreditation & Regulation in Imaging Sciences3.0 credit hours
Performance Management3.0 credit hours
Radiology Operations Management3.0 credit hours
Economics in Medical Imaging3.0 credit hours
Electives – 3 credits

 

Radiologic Technology Concentration (21 credit hours)
Cross Sectional Anatomy3.0 credit hours
CT3.0 credit hours
MRI I3.0 credit hours
MRI II3.0 credit hours
Electives – 9 credits

 

Vascular Sonography Concentration (21 credit hours)
Cerebrovascular Sonography3.0 credit hours
Peripheral Vascular Sonography3.0 credit hours
Abdominal Vascular Sonography3.0 credit hours
Vascular Lab Administration & Accreditation3.0 credit hours
Electives – 9 credits

 

**Clinical Imaging Concentration (21 credit hours) Miami Campus Only
Cross Sectional Anatomy3.0 credit hours
CT3.0 credit hours
MRI I3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice3.0 credit hours
Electives – 3

 

Upper Division General Education Courses (9 credit hours)
Professional Writing3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking3.0 credit hours
Management Information Systems3.0 credit hours
Imaging Electives (9 credit hours)
Quality Management3.0 credit hours
Mammography3.0 credit hours
Radiographic Special Procedures3.0 credit hours
MRI II3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice**3.0 credit hours

**Clinical Imaging concentration available only at Miami campus

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