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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 and nuclear medicine.

Allied Health Sciences Areas of Study

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 concentration, students learn to perform diagnostic images in general radiography, fluoroscopy, surgical procedures, and mobile imaging. Students gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for an entry-level radiographer, pursuit of a secondary modality such as CT or MRI, or research within the industry. Students completing the program are eligible to take the national certification exam.

The nuclear medicine concentration, 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.