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 9 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.
  • 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. The schedule follows a Monday through Sunday format with dates specified on the clinical schedule. Schedules may not be altered without approval of the Clinical Coordinator. All clinical hours are completed on day shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) except 2 weeks of after hours (1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) rotations each semester and weekend rotations.

One weekend rotation is completed during Clinical II, Clinical IV, and Clinical V. Hours for this rotation vary among clinical sites (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) Site specific information will be provided on the clinical schedule.

  • Clinical II weekend rotation schedule: The student will complete 3 days of clinical during the Monday-Friday prior to the scheduled weekend along with Saturday and Sunday within the specific Monday-Sunday time frame. Days off must be used in the Monday-Friday prior to the weekend. Days cannot be used at any other time. Days off must be approved by the clinical instructor.
  • Clinical IV and V weekend rotation (Monday/Saturday/Sunday - M/S/S) schedule:  The student will complete 3 total days on clinical on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday of the specified time frame. The student will not attend clinical on Wednesday or Friday.

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.