Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that utilizes the nuclear properties of radioactive and stable nucleotides to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomic and physiologic conditions of the body.
The skills of the nuclear medicine technologist complement those of the nuclear medicine physician and other allied health professionals.
The student technologist learns about patient care, radiation physics and safety, preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals, diagnostic imaging procedures, radiation detection equipment, computerized imaging cameras, and research procedures.
• BSNM Program Brochure
• Nuclear Medicine Profile Video
Non-ARRT certified applicants can apply January 1 to April 30 for a summer start.
ARRT certified applicants can apply April 1 to June 15 for a fall start.
A prior degree is not required. Applicants must complete the following subjects at an accredited college or university prior to entering the program.
HUMANITIES (12-16 quarter units)
Religion (a maximum of 8 quarter units may be applied); for students who attended or are enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist college, 4 quarter units per year are required.)
Chemistry (Intro or General) with lab - one year
Physics (Intro or General) with lab
Human Anatomy with lab
Physiology with lab
Intro to Sociology
Freshman Composition, complete sequence (required)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Physical Education (2 activities)
Health or Nutrition
ELECTIVES (to meet minimum total of 96 quarter units)
PLEASE NOTE: “C minus” grades are not transferable for credit
The BSNM program is full time. Students who are non-ARRT certified will take nine quarters and students who are ARRT certified will take eight quarters.
A minimum of 24 hours of career observation in a nuclear medicine department is required. Download a Career Observation Form from the forms page.
Current SAHP Tuition Costs. Tuition fees do not include living and transporation costs. International students may incur additional charges. All fees are subject to change and are estimated and rise annually.
Department of Radiation Technology
Loma Linda University
School of Allied Health Professions
Nichol Hall A829
Loma Linda CA 92350
Terri Mosley, MA, Program Coordinator
Erma Ezpeleta, Program Director
Margaret Frank, Clinical Coordinator