Medical Radiation Sciences B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

A minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity fulfillment are required for graduation.

The Medical Radiation Sciences major offers two concentrations:

Nuclear Medicine Technology Concentration

Radiation Therapy Concentration

Nuclear Medicine Technology Concentration

At this time, only transfer applications to the Nuclear Medicine Technology concentration are being accepted.

This four-year curriculum leading to the baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Clinical education takes place at one of the college's clinical affiliates. The initial experience is obtained at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The entire final semester consists of a clinical practicum at an affiliate outside of Burlington, which will require additional room, meals, and transportation expenses.

Clinical Affiliations

Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH*
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH*
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT*
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT*
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA*
Pharmalogic, LTD, Williston, VT

Note: Clinical affiliations subject to change.

*Indicates affiliate is used for clinical internships.

A Model Curriculum in Medical Radiation Sciences / Nuclear Medicine Technology Concentration

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry4  
MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I (or higher)3  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
NH 003 Medical Terminology2  
Elective/Diversity courses3 3
CHEM 026 Outline of Organic & Biochem
or CHEM 042 Intro Organic Chemistry
  4
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology14  
MLRS 140 Radiation Science13  
NH 120 Health Care Ethics3  
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
3  
Electives3 3
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology1  4
MLRS 141 Advanced Radiation Science1  3
NMT 162 Introduction to Clinical NMT1  1
PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
MLRS 175 Medical Imaging13  
PATH 101 Intro to Human Disease3  
NMT 163 Nuclear Med Clin Practicum I11  
NMT 153 Nuclear Med Clin Procedures I13  
NMT 152 Radiopharmaceuticals14  
Elective  3
NMT 164 Nuclear Med Clin Practicum II1  3
NMT 160 Patient Care Seminar  1
NMT 174 Nuclear Cardiology1  3
NMT 155 Instrumentation I1  3
MLRS 215 CT Procedures  3
Year Total: 14 16
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
MLRS 297 Leadership & Mgt in Hlth Care13  
NMT 154 Nuclear Med Clin Procedures II13  
NMT 156 Instrumentation II13  
NMT 252 Senior Seminar2  
NMT 263 Adv Nuclear Med Clin Pract III13  
Elective3  
NMT 264 Clinical Practicum IV1  14
Year Total: 17 14
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 121
1

Professional course

A minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity fulfillment are required for graduation.

Radiation Therapy Concentration

Radiation therapy is the medical specialty that uses high energy radiation (x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, etc.) in the treatment of cancer. Radiation therapists are responsible for daily treatments, providing support for patients as they cope with their disease, and contributing as vital members of the medical team responsible for the patient's treatment plan.

Students who already have an Associate in Science degree in Radiation Therapy may apply for transfer into the baccalaureate program on a space available basis. Requirements for graduation include 121 credits, which may include approved transfer credits from an associate degree. Additional required courses for the baccalaureate degree are CHEM 023 (or CHEM 031 and CHEM 032), PHYS 013, PATH 101NH 120, and twelve credits in the concentration areas of dosimetry, topographical anatomy, patient care, treatment planning, and quality assurance. These independent studies will be coordinated with the student's advisor.

This four-year curriculum leading to the baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Clinical education takes place at one of the college's clinical affiliates. The initial experience is obtained at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The entire final semester consists of a clinical practicum at an affiliate outside of Burlington, which will require additional room, meals, and transportation expenses. Site selection for the clinical semester is determined by a lottery system.

Clinical Affiliations

Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Central VT Hospital (National Life Cancer Treatment Center), Berlin, VT
Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT

Note: Clinical affiliations subject to change.

A Model Curriculum in Medical Radiation Sciences / Radiation Therapy Concentration

First YearCredits
FallSpring
PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science3  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry4  
HLTH 003 Medical Terminology2  
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
Elective, Diversity or Sustainability Course23 3
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I  3
NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition  3
Elective, Diversity or Sustainability Course2  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology14  
MLRS 140 Radiation Science13  
SOC 001 SU: Introduction to Sociology3  
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
3  
Elective, Diversity or Sustainability Course23  
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology1  4
MLRS 141 Advanced Radiation Science1  3
PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics1  3
RADT 152 Prin of Radiation Therapy1  3
Year Total: 16 13
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
RADT 270 Dosimetry Concepts13  
PATH 101 Intro to Human Disease3  
MLRS 175 Medical Imaging13  
RADT 173 Intro to Clinical Practice13  
NH 120 Health Care Ethics3  
RADT 275 Dosimetry1  3
RADT 176 Clinical Radiation Oncology1  3
MLRS 215 CT Procedures1  3
RADT 174 Clinical Practicum II1  2
RADT 244 Essentials of Patient Care1  3
Year Total: 15 14
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
MLRS 297 Leadership & Mgt in Hlth Care13  
RADT 277 Techniques Radiation Therapy14  
RADT 223 Clinical Practicum III13  
Elective Course 33  
Elective21  
RADT 274 Clincal Practicum IV1  14
RADT 280 Qual Assurance&Treatment Plan1  3
Year Total: 14 17
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 121
1

Professional course

2

Minimum of 121 semester credit hours, minimum GPA per program requirement, and University sustainability and diversity fulfillment are required for graduation.

3

Students must take at least three credits of electives from the 100 level or above that meet the program requirements. Students may request a list of available courses from their academic advisor. Students completing a double major, minor, or certificate, or fulfilling requirements for graduate school, should also discuss their plans with their advisor.