Nuclear Medicine Technology - Statewide
Nuclear Medicine Technology
A New Perspective
Prepare to take medical imaging well beyond the traditional X-ray. With your Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) degree, you will be ready to utilize radioactive medications and specialized equipment, such as PET and SPECT scanners, to capture detailed images of the organs and tissues inside the human body. You will play a critical role in patient's lives by helping physicians make accurate diagnoses and effective treatment decisions.
The Ferris NMT program will give you hands-on experience with the same cutting-edge equipment you will encounter in the field. Through an accelerated format of laboratory practice, classroom instruction and a clinical internship, you will be complete your degree quickly and be ready for a rewarding career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Meet Our Advisor to Get StartedTim VanderLaan
DEGREE PATH & CLASS LOCATIONS
The NMT program is divided into two distinct phases. They have been designed to help you earn your degree quickly and affordably and to give you flexibility on where you take your classes. There are four steps to earning your Ferris degree.
- 1. Apply to Ferris
Start by completing your free application to Ferris. You can learn more and get started on our application page. You'll also find answers to some common questions.
- 2. Complete Pre-Qualification Coursework
Composed of courses that will help you build the foundation you will need to excel in advanced classes later on, you must complete the pre-qualification coursework to move forward in the program. You can find the full list of courses and requirements below. Your pre-qualification coursework can be completed at your local community college (or another accredited institution) or our main campus in Big Rapids. Each option has advantages. Meet with our advisor to discover what will work best for you.
- 3. Apply for the Professional Sequence
You must apply to the final portion of the program—we call it the professional sequence—before you can get started. You can find the application below. Our advisor can answer any questions you have about the application process.
- 4. Complete the Professional Sequence
This is where you will really dig into the exciting parts of Nuclear Medicine. You will develop a deep understanding of PET, CT and MR imaging, explore pharmacology and build the skills to become a leader in healthcare. You will complete your Professional Sequence at our Grand Rapids Campus, just steps away from the world-class facilities and opportunities of the Medical Mile.
The last step is to take a celebratory lap across the stage at commencement and collect your degree. You will have earned it!
In order to qualify for the professional sequence, you must first complete each of the below courses with a grade of "C" or better in no more than two attempts.
- MATH 115, equivalency or proficiency (ACT subscore of 24 or higher)
- CHEM 114
- BIOL 205
- PHYS 130
- COHP 100
- ENGL 150
- COMM 105, COMM 121 or COMM 221
You must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
You will need to apply to the professional sequence between January 15 and January 30 if you will have your qualifications completed by the end of the Spring semester.
- Completed Nuclear Medicine Traditional Application.
- Unofficial transcripts from institutions attended after high school.
- SAT / ACT scores if your math subscore meets program requirements.
Your application should be submitted no earlier than January 15th. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked by January 30th. Your completed application can be sent to:
College of Health Professions, VFS 209
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive, Big Rapids MI 49307