Undergraduate Programs

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Educational Program
Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology at IUPUI
  • Medical Advisor: Professor Fletcher
  • Program Director: Assistant Professor Nielsen
  • Assistant Professors: Richard
  • Lecturers: Byrne, Clifft, Dick, Duncan-Weatherman, Giger, Hardesty, Lewis, Lomax, Spilker, Wade

Length of the Program A new class begins summer session II each year and continues for 22 months.

Structure of the Professional Program The curriculum is designed for persons with no previous experience in nuclear medicine, although experienced technologists may apply for admission. During the junior year, students have classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus up to eight hours of clinical practicum on each Tuesday and Thursday and four hours on Friday mornings. Senior students have up to eight hours of clinical practicum on each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus classes on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Design of the Professional Curriculum This degree is designed to prepare qualified nuclear medicine technologists. The principal aim of the degree is to provide students with educational experiences that will permit them to develop the competencies required to function effectively as nuclear medicine technologists. The curriculum integrates theory and clinical experience.

Opportunity for Students to Work Some part-time employment may be available in the radiology departments at the Indiana University Medical Center. There are no restrictions on the number of hours a student may work during the program, as long as work does not interfere with program requirements. The student must, however, recognize that the professional curriculum requires approximately 25 to 35 hours per week of on-campus participation in classroom, laboratory, and clinical course work. Study time and completion of general education courses must also be considered. While most of the professional course activities are scheduled during daytime hours Monday through Friday, there are some clinical experiences that may require student participation during evenings or other off hours. Please contact the program for more information.

Additional Cost In addition to regular university tuition and fees, students should expect to pay program-related expenses such as books, uniforms and supplies.  Additional cost sheet is included on the HPP website at http://medicine.iu.edu/hpp/advisinginformation/

Program Facilities The nuclear medicine technology program is offered in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Medical Center. The offices, classrooms, and library are located on the first floor of the Gatch Hall (Clinical Building). Students obtain clinical experience in the nuclear medicine areas of radiology departments located in IU Health (University, Riley hospitals), Wishard, and Veterans Administration hospitals, and Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis, plus the PET/CT facilities on campus. Two other clinical education sites in the Indianapolis area are also used (Radiopharmacy of Indianapolis and Westview Hospital).

Accreditation The bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine technology is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 Danforth Rd, Suite 130, #203, Edmond, OK 73003. (405) 285-0546. www.jrcnmt.org

Last Updated: July 3, 2013