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Nuclear Medicine Technology, B.S.

Saint Louis University's Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) prepares graduates for entry-level positions as nuclear medicine technologists.

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses safe, painless and cost-effective techniques to image the body and treat disease. Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease using gamma or PET/CT scanners. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique in that it documents organ function and structure. It is a method of gathering information that may otherwise be unavailable, require surgery or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests.

Today, nuclear medicine offers procedures that are helpful for a broad span of medical specialties, from pediatrics to cardiology and oncology. There are almost 100 different nuclear medicine imaging procedures available that include every major organ of the human body.

Advantages to earning your B.S. in nuclear medicine technology at Saint Louis University include:

  • Opportunities to participate in professional conferences with faculty and fellow students
  • A flexible curriculum which allows adding a minor or studying abroad
  • Medically relevant coursework ideal for pre-professional studies
  • Pre-medicine and pre-physician assistant curriculum options
  • Student-tailored educational curriculum and individual mentorship by faculty in the NMT profession
  • Strong science curriculum which aids in preparation for immediate job placement as well as a future graduate-level education
  • Exceptional clinical preceptors and training sites located conveniently within the St. Louis metropolitan area

Curriculum Overview

SLU's nuclear medicine program includes all basic sciences, as well as an intensive NMT curriculum that includes 1,000 hours of clinical practicum. The nuclear medicine technology program offers curriculum tracks in pre-physician assistant and pre-medicine. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible for national certification to become a certified nuclear medicine technologist (CNMT).

Nuclear medicine technology students are encouraged to join and participate in the functions of the Saint Louis University Clinical Health Sciences Club.

Clinical and Research Opportunities

Professional coursework in the nuclear medicine technology program is concentrated in the last year and a half of study. Students in the NMT program have opportunities to conduct research and produce projects and papers that are acceptable for publication and could be presented at professional conferences.

Careers

The benefits of SLU's nuclear medicine technology program also include several career opportunities. Graduates can work as technologists in hospitals and clinics. Students may seek positions in information technology, health care administration, sales and training, radiopharmacy labs, teaching and other related fields.

Nuclear medicine provides an excellent pre-med curriculum. About 20% of graduates proceed to graduate school, with about 50% of the remaining class enrolling in graduate school within five years of employment. Many students attend graduate school part-time, with assistance from their place of employment.

Career advancement opportunities from the position of staff technologist may lead to areas of administration, education, sales or research.

A nuclear medicine technologist has many responsibilities that encompass a wide range of skills. Some responsibilities include:

  • Preparing, calibrating and administering radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Performing diagnostic imaging procedures using radiation-detection technology.
  • Administering radioactive tracers used to image the organs of the human body.
  • Operating imaging technology, laboratory and computer instrumentation.
  • Providing images, data analysis and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.

The median annual wage for nuclear medicine technologists was $82,080 in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen Applicants

Solid academic performance in college preparatory coursework is a primary concern in reviewing a freshman applicant’s file.

Admission criteria include:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Saint Louis University has moved to test-optional admission process for all undergraduate programs. Applicants may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process. 

Transfer Applicants 

The minimum college transfer GPA is 2.70/4.00.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to University scholarships, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Financial Aid: Provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.

For priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, applicants should apply for admission by Dec. 1 and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.

Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
820 W. Danforth Rd. #B1
Edmond, OK 73003
405-285-0546
http://jrcnmt.org

Additional Accreditation Information

JRCNMT Graduate Outcomes Report

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis as they perform diagnostic imaging procedures.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective communication when speaking with both patients and other healthcare professionals in the nuclear medicine department.
  3. Graduates will be able to use knowledge, facts and data to assess problems and find solutions as they relate to nuclear medicine imaging procedures.
  4. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to translate didactic knowledge into clinical practice as a nuclear medicine technologist.
  5. Graduates will be able to exhibit professional characteristics expected of nuclear medicine technologists.

Students in Saint Louis University's nuclear medicine technology major take the following courses. 

Standard Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2XXXLiterature3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 4700Quality Management and Performance Improvement3
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab (with Lab)
4
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab (with Lab)
4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
or SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
XXXXFine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
2XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
XXXXHealthcare/Medical Ethics3
Nuclear Medicine Technology
NMT 4000Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection3
NMT 4310Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection4
NMT 4320Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy3
NMT 4330Nuclear Med Instrumentation3
NMT 4340Clinical Nuclear Medicine5
NMT 4350Nuclear Medicine Information Systems3
NMT 4430Emerging Technologies3
NMT 4700Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I4
NMT 4710Nuclear Medicine Senior Seminar I1
NMT 4800Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum II2
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III12
NMT 4910Clinical Practicum2
NMT 4960Capstone in Nuclear Medicine1
Total Credits128

Pre-Medicine Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2XXXLiterature3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
XXXXFine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
2XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
XXXXHealthcare/Medical Ethics3
Nuclear Medicine Technology
NMT 4000Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection3
NMT 4310Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection4
NMT 4320Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy3
NMT 4330Nuclear Med Instrumentation3
NMT 4340Clinical Nuclear Medicine5
NMT 4350Nuclear Medicine Information Systems3
NMT 4430Emerging Technologies3
NMT 4700Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I4
NMT 4710Nuclear Medicine Senior Seminar I1
NMT 4800Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum II2
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III12
NMT 4910Clinical Practicum2
NMT 4960Capstone in Nuclear Medicine1
Total Credits141

Pre-Physician Assistant and PA Scholar Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2XXXLiterature3
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
XXXXFine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
2XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
XXXXHealthcare/Medical Ethics3
Nuclear Medicine Technology
NMT 4000Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection3
NMT 4310Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection4
NMT 4320Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy3
NMT 4330Nuclear Med Instrumentation3
NMT 4340Clinical Nuclear Medicine5
NMT 4350Nuclear Medicine Information Systems3
NMT 4430Emerging Technologies3
NMT 4700Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I4
NMT 4710Nuclear Medicine Senior Seminar I1
NMT 4800Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum II2
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III12
NMT 4910Clinical Practicum2
NMT 4960Capstone in Nuclear Medicine1
Total Credits147

2+2 Option for Students with Associate Degree in Radiography

Total semester credits vary based on applicable courses completed in the applicant's undergraduate program. A specific course plan is individually designed for each applicant.

Core and ElectivesUp to 28
Transfer Credits
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab4
Biology I with Lab4
College Algebra3
Composition and Rhetoric I3
Composition and Rhetoric II3
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
General Psychology or Sociology3
Medical Terminology3
Professional Communication3
Statistics3
Survey of Calculus3
Classes to be completed at Saint Louis University
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 3360Medical Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Nuclear Medicine Technology
NMT 4000Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection3
NMT 4310Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection0,4
NMT 4320Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy3
NMT 4330Nuclear Med Instrumentation3
NMT 4340Clinical Nuclear Medicine5
NMT 4350Nuclear Medicine Information Systems3
NMT 4430Emerging Technologies3
NMT 4700Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I4
NMT 4710Nuclear Medicine Senior Seminar I1
NMT 4800Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum II2
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III12
NMT 4910Clinical Practicum2
NMT 4960Capstone in Nuclear Medicine1
Total Credits110-142

Second Degree Option for Students with Bachelor's Degree

Total semester credits vary based on applicable courses complete in undergraduate program. A specific course plan is individually designed for each applicant.

Transfer Credits
Transfer credits56
Prerequisite Courses
College Algebra3
Principles Chemistry I with Lab4
Principles Chemistry II with Lab4
General Physics I with Lab4
General Physics II with Lab4
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab4
Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab4
Healthcare or Medical Ethics3
Oral and Written Communication3
Theology3
Nuclear Medicine Technology
NMT 4310Radiation Physics2
NMT 4000NMT Procedures I3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection3
NMT 4320Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy3
NMT 4330Nuclear Med Instrumentation3
NMT 4340NMT Procedures II3
NMT 4350Nuclear Medicine Information Systems3
NMT 4430Emerging Technologies3
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III12
NMT 4700NM Clinical Practicum I4
NMT 4710Senior Seminar1
NMT 4800NMT Clinical Practicum II2
NMT 4910Senior Seminar II2
NMT 4960Capstone in Nuclear Medicine1
Total Credits137

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 to remain in good standing.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Standard Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010
or SOC 1100
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
 Credits16
Year Two
Fall
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits14
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
2XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits14
Year Three
Fall
HIM 4750 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 3
HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
ENGL 2XXX-3XXX Literature Elective 3
XXXXHealthcare/Medical Ethics 3
 Credits15
Spring
HSCI 2100 Health Care Management 3
NMT 4350 Nuclear Medicine Information Systems 3
NMT 4000NMT Procedures I 3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
NMT 4310Radiation Physics 2
NMT 4320 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy 3
NMT 4330 Nuclear Med Instrumentation 3
NMT 4340NMT Procedures II 3
NMT 4700NM Clinical Practicum I 4
NMT 4710Senior Seminar I 1
NMT 4800NMT Clinical Practicum (Taken in Winter Session) 2
 Credits18
Spring
NMT 4430 Emerging Technologies 3
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III 12
NMT 4910Senior Seminar II 2
NMT 4960 Capstone in Nuclear Medicine 1
 Credits18
 Total Credits124

Pre-Medicine Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
ENGL 2XXX-3XXX: Literature Elective 3
2XXX: Philosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
 Credits8
Year Three
Fall
HIM 4750 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 3
HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
XXXX: Healthcare/Medical Ethics 3
 Credits16
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
NMT 4350 Nuclear Medicine Information Systems 3
NMT 4000NMT Procedures I 3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
NMT 4320 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy 3
NMT 4310Radiation Physics 2
NMT 4330 Nuclear Med Instrumentation 3
NMT 4340NMT Procedures II 3
NMT 4700NM Clinical Practicum I 4
NMT 4710Senior Seminar I 1
NMT 4800NMT Clinical Practicum (Taken in Winter Session) 2
 Credits18
Spring
NMT 4430 Emerging Technologies 3
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III 12
NMT 4910Senior Seminar II 2
NMT 4960 Capstone in Nuclear Medicine 1
 Credits18
 Total Credits140

Program Notes

Curriculum is designed to address SLU’s School of Medicine requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a medical school at another institution, please consult its website for specific requirements.

Pre-Physician Assistant Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
 Credits17
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
ENGL 2XXX-3XXX: Literature Elective 3
2XXX: Philosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
 Credits8
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
HIM 4750 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 3
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
XXXX: Healthcare/Medical Ethics 3
 Credits17
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
NMT 4350 Nuclear Medicine Information Systems 3
NMT 4000NMT Procedures I 3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
NMT 4310Radiation Physics 2
NMT 4320 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy 3
NMT 4330 Nuclear Med Instrumentation 3
NMT 4340NMT Procedures II 3
NMT 4700NM Clinical Practicum I 4
NMT 4710Senior Seminar I 1
NMT 4800NMT Clinical Practicum II (Taken in Winter Session) 2
 Credits18
Spring
NMT 4430 Emerging Technologies 3
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III 12
NMT 4910Senior Seminar II 2
NMT 4960 Capstone in Nuclear Medicine 1
 Credits18
 Total Credits143

Program Notes

Curriculum is designed to address SLU’s physician assistant program requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a physician assistant program at another institution, please consult its website for specific requirements.

Physician Assistant Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
 Credits17
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
ENGL 2XXX-3XXX: Literature Elective 3
2XXX: Philosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
 Credits8
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
HIM 4750 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 3
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
XXXX: Healthcare/Medical Ethics 3
 Credits17
Spring
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
NMT 4350 Nuclear Medicine Information Systems 3
NMT 4000NMT Procedures I 3
NMT: 4100Radiation Protection 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
NMT 4310Radiation Physics 2
NMT 4320 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy 3
NMT 4330 Nuclear Med Instrumentation 3
NMT 4340NMT Procedures II 3
NMT 4700NM Clinical Practicum I 4
NMT 4710Senior Seminar I 1
NMT 4800NMT Clinical Practicum II (Taken in Winter Session) 2
 Credits18
Spring
NMT 4430 Emerging Technologies 3
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III 12
NMT 4910Senior Seminar II 2
NMT 4960 Capstone in Nuclear Medicine 1
 Credits18
 Total Credits143

Program Notes

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will proceed directly into SLU’s graduate-level physician assistant program.

2+2 Option for Students with Associate Degree in Radiography

Total semester credits vary based on applicable courses completed in the applicant's undergraduate program. A specific course plan is individually designed for each applicant.

Core and ElectivesUp to 28
Transfer Credits
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab4
Biology I with Lab4
College Algebra3
Composition and Rhetoric I3
Composition and Rhetoric II3
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
General Psychology or Sociology3
Medical Terminology3
Professional Communication3
Statistics3
Survey of Calculus3
Classes to be completed at Saint Louis University
HIM 4750Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine3
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
HSCI 2000The US Health Care System3
HSCI 3200Aspects of Health Law3
HSCI 3700Research Methods3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHIL 3360Medical Ethics3
or HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Nuclear Medicine Technology
NMT 4000Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection3
NMT 4310Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection0,4
NMT 4320Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy3
NMT 4330Nuclear Med Instrumentation3
NMT 4340Clinical Nuclear Medicine5
NMT 4350Nuclear Medicine Information Systems3
NMT 4430Emerging Technologies3
NMT 4700Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum I4
NMT 4710Nuclear Medicine Senior Seminar I1
NMT 4800Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum II2
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III12
NMT 4910Clinical Practicum2
NMT 4960Capstone in Nuclear Medicine1
Total Credits110-142

Second Baccalaureate Degree Track

Prerequisite Courses
College Algebra3
Principles of Chemistry I & II8
General Physics I & II8
Anatomy and Physiology I & II8
Medical Ethics3
Oral and Written Communication Elective3
Theology3
Total Credits36

Courses to Be Taken at Saint Louis University

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
SpringCredits
NMT 4350 Nuclear Medicine Information Systems 3
NMT 4000NMT Procedures I 3
NMT 4100Radiation Protection 3
 Credits9
Fall
NMT 4310Radiation Physics 2
NMT 4320 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy 3
NMT 4330 Nuclear Med Instrumentation 3
NMT 4340NMT Procedures II 3
NMT 4700NM Clinical Practicum I 4
NMT 4710Senior Seminar I 1
NMT 4800NMT Clinical Practicum II (Taken in Winter Session) 2
 Credits18
Year Two
Spring
NMT 4430 Emerging Technologies 3
NMT 4900Nuclear Medicine Clinical Practicum III 12
NMT 4910Senior Seminar II 2
NMT 4960 Capstone in Nuclear Medicine 1
 Credits18
 Total Credits45
Program Notes

Successful completion leads to a second baccalaureate degree in nuclear medicine technology. This option is for a student who already possesses a bachelor’s degree and is motivated to become a practicing nuclear medicine technologist in an accelerated time frame.

To be considered for the second baccalaureate degree option, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed a baccalaureate degree, with a minimum GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), including the prerequisite courses listed above.

The applicant must complete the application for the professional year and submit official transcripts of prior college work through the SLU admission website at https://www.slu.edu/apply. Application deadline is August 1.

The applicant must show satisfactory evidence of good character and physical ability to perform functions of the nuclear medicine technologist. All applicants must meet the professional performance and technical standards required by the profession. Students must also successfully complete a drug screen and criminal background check prior to the start of the professional year.

Application to the second baccalaureate option is via a competitive application process with admission granted on a space-available basis. The selection process includes a personal interview for qualified applicants.

Selection Factors: Among the parameters considered by the selection committee are:

  • Applicant’s academic potential as evidenced by previous performance in college
  • Specific motivation toward pursuit of a health care profession
  • Evidence of sound judgment
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Job shadowing of a nuclear medicine department is highly recommended

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Julie Miller
Recruitment Specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu

2+SLU programs are formal  transfer agreements for students seeking an associate degree at a partner institution.