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Radiologic Science

Department of Allied Health Sciences

How to Apply

Admission to the Radiologic Science program is a competitive process and is separate from the student's admission to ETSU A limited number of students are admitted annually.  Please note that the program has one start date per year, and that is for the fall semester.  Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of academic record, clinical observation, and personal interview.

Contact our on-campus advisor, , to schedule an advisement appointment. Periodic advising is recommended.

College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences
CCRHS Advising Suite
Lamb Hall 084
Johnson City, TN 37614
Ph: (423) 439-7468


Selection Process Timeline

  1. Apply  to the program by March 1
  2. Submit clinical observation form by March 15  (8 hours are required to qualify for an interview; every hour over 8 will count as 1 point/hour up to a total of 10 points)
  3. Schedule and attend a group advisement appointment in March or April (date/time will be scheduled by the applicant after receiving an information letter via e-mail in March)
  4. Interview in April (date/time will be scheduled during the group advisement appointment)
  5. Receive notification of acceptance by May 31st
  6. Accept a position as a candidate or alternate by June 10th

Observation Hours

Please carefully review the information provided below prior to completing observation hours. Observation hours may be completed at any hospital, including our clinical affiliates.

Contact the clinical instructors to schedule observation hours at:
              Holston Valley Medical Center
              Laughlin Memorial Hospital
              LeConte Medical Center
              Takoma Regional Hospital
              James H. Quillen VA Medical Center

Complete the Ballad Health Observation/Shadowing Process to observe at:
              Johnson City Medical Center
              Franklin Woods Hospital
              Indian Path Hospital,
              Sycamore Shoals Hospital
              Unicoi County Hospital

The Directions to Clinical Sites form provides directions to the program's clinical sites

The Clinical Observation Form must be completed during observation hours and is due on or before March 15.  Only hours completed in diagnostic radiology will count. (8 hours are required to qualify for an interview; every hour over 8 will count as 1 point/hour up to a total of 10 points)  

Prospective students should plan accordingly to NOT carry a phone and to wear appropriate dress (casual and no jeans) during observation hours.

Selection Criteria

Admission to the Radiologic Science program is a competitive process and is based on:

Points Criteria
40 Science GPA (at the end of the spring semester)
35 Overall GPA (at the end of the spring semester)
10 Interview
 5 Essay
10 Observation hours (8 hours are required to qualify for an interview; every hour over 8 will count as 1 point/hour up to a total of 10 points)


Candidate Admission Eligibility

Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements:

  • Minimum college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete prerequisite general core curriculum and other allied health core courses as required with a minimum grade of C- 
  • Complete general core curriculum.  Only 6 credits of general and allied health core curriculum from the freshman and sophomore years may be carried into the program of study.
  • Attend a group advisement appointment
  • Interview during the month of April

Program Acceptance

All applicants who interview receive a letter by May 31st, but only those students who are accepted into the program receive detailed information in subsequent e-mails about the following items and must complete them prior to the fall semester:

  • Maintain a college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Provide a copy and maintain documentation of current CPR certification for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association
  • Complete and submit the health verification, physical exam, and radiation dosimeter forms
  • Submit and maintain current records of MMR, tetanus/diphtheria (booster within 10 years), HBV series or titer, 2 Varicella shots or titer, and annual tuberculin skin test.  The student incurs cost for immunizations, titers, and booster shots.  
  • Complete the criminal background check  (Students may be denied admission to the program based on criminal background results.)
  • Purchase and maintain professional liability insurance coverage
  • Purchase access to the Trajecsys and Truescreen recordkeeping systems
  • Attend the mandatory program orientation scheduled in July
  • Female students should be aware of the program's pregnancy policy
  • Read the program's technical standards
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