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Are you looking for a medical career that lets you combine science with computer skills?

A nuclear medicine technologist uses cutting-edge technology to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating disease. The nuclear medicine technology program from the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Undergraduate Health Professions helps prepare students for a variety of pathways.

Augusta University is Georgia’s Health Sciences Center of Excellence, and we offer an experience like no other. Join us to become tomorrow’s health care professionals today.

Nuclear Medicine Technology program is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge

Program Information

Nuclear Medicine Technology

987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912

Health Sciences Building

Gregory G Passmore, PhD

706-721-4181

What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Nuclear Medicine Technology program, you will augment a science and mathematics core with classes in radiation physics, nuclear medicine instrumentation, nuclear cardiology and positron emission technology (PET). All nuclear medicine technology courses are built around a hybrid design with learning experiences requiring online interaction for lecture and homework exercises. The program itself is designed as both a traditional resident program as well as a distance learning program for Atlanta-area students, with clinical affiliates located in Augusta, Athens, Atlanta and Columbus.

Course List | Track Sheet | Prerequisites & Deadlines | Accreditation

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Education includes 1,300 hours of clinical experience and 65 proficiencies covering things like oncology, infection, cardiovascular and radionuclide therapy.

A typical week includes two days of classroom work and 2-3 days of clinical experience.

Immersive learning means clinical experiences begin soon after starting the program and carry on through completion. The required rotation ensures you experience all the major equipment brands, broadening your appeal to future employers.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you're an undergrad or graduate student, you'll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world's most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Academic Health Center

Academic health centers teach tomorrow’s health care professionals, and the only way to do this is to stay on top of the latest treatments and tools for a culture of continuous learning.

Your Future

Career Options

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program prepares you to participate in general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, positron emission technology and research.

Job prospects are excellent, with 83% of graduates finding a job within six months of graduating and median salaries of just under $80,000.

 

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A Calling Like No Other

Why Augusta?

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Programs are offered in flexible delivery formats to accommodate busy lifestyles..
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Clinical affiliates are located in multiple sites across Augusta, Athens, Atlanta and Columbus.
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Bridge programs are perfect for professionals with existing certificates or military nuclear medicine training to enhance their education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
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Graduates are eligible to take national certification exams.

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