Allied Health Technologies BSAHT

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Completion of this major will result in a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies with a concentration in Radiologic Technology awarded jointly by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the partner institution. Students will complete 96 credits during their first three years at FDU, or the equivalent period of credit hours. They then must apply for acceptance to the professional component at the partner institution for their senior year. A joint degree is awarded upon completion of the professional component.

Admission to the clinical courses at the partner institution requires a separate application, usually in the junior year. Consult the program adviser for application details and time lines.

Radiologic Technologies Concentration

Radiologic Technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. At the completion of the Radiologic Technologies clinical training program students will be prepared for a career as an X-ray technologist. Students who are interested, can pursue additional training opportunities to specialize in a specific area of radiologic technology, such as computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, medical dosimetry, nuclear medicine or diagnostic radiography.

Radiologic Technologists perform a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services within the healthcare industry and may find employment in hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers. All programs prepare students to perform traditional X-rays, and some may also prepare students to perform bone densitometry and inject contrast media. Additional post-certificate training is required for more advanced imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans.

A bachelor of science in Radiologic Technology requires students to complete 96 credits at Fairleigh Dickinson University prior to enrollment and successful completion of an accredited JRCERT (Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology) hospital certificate program. These programs are independent of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and there is no automatic or guaranteed acceptance.

We do not currently offer a radiation therapy program.

Students in this program are required to maintain a 2.33 GPA in all the major classes.

Upon acceptance into the clinical training program, students will be required to arrange transportation and housing for the clinical site, in addition to tuition. Financial aid is not available through FDU for students at clinical training locations. Radiologic Technology clinical training, including a large proportion of hands-on training, is a two-year commitment. Refer to the JRCERT program of your choice for more information.

Biology Requirements

  • BIOL1110 Medical and Pathological Terminology
  • BIOL1201 Biological Sciences I: Biological Diversity
    BIOL1203 Biological Sciences I: Lab
  • BIOL1202 Biological Sciences II: Introduction to Molecules, Cells & Genes
    BIOL1204 Biological Sciences II: lab
  • BIOL1205 Anatomy and Physiology I
    BIOL1207 Anatomy and Physiology I: Lab
  • BIOL1206 Anatomy and Physiology II
    BIOL1208 Anatomy and Physiology II: Lab
  • BIOL2003 Cell Biology
    BIOL2004 Cell Biology: Lab

Students are also required to take one additional 4 credit Biology Elective course

Chemistry Requirements

Current Articulation Agreements held by FDU-Madison include:

  • Englewood Hospital in Englewood New Jersey: https://www.englewoodhealth.org/for-healthcare-professionals/radiography
  • Students can also elect to attend any other program certified by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technologies (JRCERT), provided that the school is agreeable to the development of an articulation agreement with FDU.
  • For a complete list of JRCERT programs: https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/search

The College of Allied Health Education (CAHE) in New York City offers both a Radiologic Technologies (https://www.cahe.edu/school-radiography) program and a Radiation Therapy program (https://www.cahe.edu/school-radiation-therapy). Admissions requirements and application instructions are available on the webpage.

Hudson County Community College offers a Radiology Technologies program (https://www.hccc.edu/radiography/). See the school website for information regarding admissions and applications.