New Online Program For Undergraduate Students From The College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences at Boise State University received unanimous approval from the Idaho State Board of Education to launch a new online Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging and a new Interventional Radiology and Interventional Cardiology online certificate for fall 2022.
“Students within our Advanced Medical Imaging Program will gain an understanding and ability to apply the imaging principles in their modality of focus, as well as knowledge of how to develop and conduct meaningful research to improve patient outcomes,” said Leslie Kendrick, Chair of the Radiologic Sciences Department at Boise State University.
The Advanced Medical Imaging Program will allow students to pursue careers and credentialing opportunities in their desired modalities, including Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Computed Tomography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, fields currently experiencing high demand with sustained growth.
“Graduates from our AMI program will initially participate as entry level technologists within their (new) modality of focus, but with the knowledge gained they could successfully move into leadership, administrative and supervisory roles,” Kendrick said.
“Students within our Advanced Medical Imaging Program will gain an understanding and ability to apply the imaging principles in their modality of focus, as well as knowledge of how to develop and conduct meaningful research to improve patient outcomes.”
— Leslie Kendrick, radiologic sciences department chair
Upon graduation, students of the fully online Advanced Medical Imaging Program can expect a favorable job market, with 183 unique job postings in Idaho and 33,541 across the U.S. since June 2021. Additionally, a report published by Indeed.com ranks the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification as the 15th-most in-demand certifications in 2020.
Boise State University’s degree completion program in Advanced Medical Imaging will be a relevant option for health care professionals who have an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field paired with patient care experience and want to transition into an advanced imaging modality. This program is designed to prepare students to sit for multiple national board exams including the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exams in both Cardiac Interventional Radiography and Vascular Interventional Radiography. With fully online courses and clinical experiences performed at medical facilities in the student’s home area, students can prepare for those exams from anywhere, gaining real-world experience in their communities while enrolled.
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging, the College of Health Sciences will also offer a certificate in Interventional Radiology and Interventional Cardiology for undergraduate students. The certificate will offer a relevant option for health care professionals who have a minimum of an associate degree and want to transition into image-guided procedures. Working professionals may enroll in Boise State’s AMI Program to earn credit, making them more desirable candidates for promotions or an increase in salary.
To learn more about Boise State University’s advanced medical imaging program, please the Advanced Medical Imaging website. To learn more about all of Boise State University’s online offerings, please visit the Boise State Online website.