Clinical Education

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health (BSAH), concentration in Imaging Sciences (Radiography) includes general education, allied health core, and radiography courses. After being accepted in to the program, students complete didactic and clinical education courses over a period of five semesters. The program schedule specifies the specific courses and the number of clinical hours completed each semester.

The clinical affiliates include:

Clinical Assignment

  • Students assigned to a clinical site in the Tri-Cities area are assigned to a "home" clinical site during Clinical Education I, II, and the first 10 weeks of Clinical Education III. These students rotate to an "away" clinical site for the last 3 weeks of that semester and remain there through Clinical Education IV. They rotate back to their "home" clinical site during Clinical Education V.
  • *Since LeConte Medical Center is located 90 miles from the ETSU Nave Center,  a student will be placed at that clinical affiliate if he/she prefers that location or has no preference for clinical placement.  Students assigned to LeConte Medical Center do not rotate to another clinical site during the program.

Clinical Schedule
The clinical schedule is provided to students and clinical instructors at the beginning of each semester.  All clinical hours are completed on day shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) except:

  • 3 weeks after hours (1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) rotations during Clinical I, II, IV, & V
  • 1 weekend – Sat. & Sun. (1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) rotation during Clinical I, II, & III
  • 2 weeks after hours (1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) rotations during Clinical III

Meals and breaks are included in the scheduled clinical education hours.   Students are not allowed to leave the clinical education center during meal/break times unless approved by the Clinical Instructor.   Students can take either a 30 minute lunch and 15 minute break or a 45 minute lunch.