Admission Requirements

bsrst dao admission requirements

Applicants to the Degree Advancement Option (DAO) must:

  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of specific college prerequisite courses prior to enrollment in the program.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, or nuclear medicine technology program (or other approved radiation science professional program) and be registered and in good standing with the ARRT, ARDMS and/or NMTCB and meet each of the following additional criteria:
    • Present a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Provide proof of registration by the ARRT, ARDMS and/or NMTCB.
    • Provide proof they are currently authorized to practice in the state in which they are employed in the form of a license or certificate issued by the appropriate State authority. 

Participant Requirements
Participants need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection and up-to-date software.  You may also need to purchase or have access to a digital camera and video camera. A local preceptor, or proctor, will be required (usually a supervisor who agrees to work with you to proctor exams and/or evaluate presentations) and you will need access and permission to follow cases at the facility where you work. To review the requirements and responsibilities for the preceptor/proctor please go to the How to Apply page and open the Preceptor Agreement.

Click here to review the Computer Requirements and Technical Competencies for online learners.

University / College Prerequisites 

 Required Courses

 Sem. Hours

Language/Social Sciences
Such as composition, literature, communication, speech, foreign language, philosophy, sociology, psychology, art, history, religion, ethics, etc.

    9

Mathematics
Mathematics or Statistics

     3

Natural Sciences
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science

     9

Electives
subject to approval

     10-30

To request a transcript evaluation, please click here.
All applications and transcripts are reviewed by SAHP Academic and Student Affairs on a case-by-case basis. Grades lower than “C” will not transfer for credit.  Additional coursework may transfer for credit; course description and syllabus may be requested for evaluation of equivalency with UNMC.

We will not accept AP, CLEP, or DANTES credit toward the Mathematics, or Science requirements. Any AP, CLEP, or DANTES credit earned in these categories will be used as elective prerequisite credit only. A maximum of 6 semester hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Program (APP) or Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will be accepted for transfer.

Applicants will be considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability. Motivational factors, life experience, patient care experience, maturity, and references are important factors in the admission process.

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