The Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Radiography is only for current Penn College selected into the radiography major (or graduates of that major) and who express interest in continuing their education for a bachelor's degree. This bachelor's degree prepares future Radiographic Technicians to function in a dynamic health care environment and to build on in current practical knowledge and skills for personal and professional growth. To graduate from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Radiography, a student must present evidence that he or she is certified, licensed, or registered in his or her associate's degree concentration where such credentialing is required to perform in the field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Radiography will be credentialed radiographic technicians. This degree can offer opportunities for radiographers to expand clinical roles and/or seek positions in management, administration, or education. Students may also complete this degree in order to apply for master's level degrees in fields such as (but not limited to) Health Care Administration, Education, Business, or Pre-Medical Studies.

Recommended High School Subjects

Please see information provided for the Radiography major.

Special Admissions Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Radiography, a student must first be selected into or graduate from the Radiography major. 

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate all deficiencies prior to being eligible for the Radiography major. 

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean. Students desiring transfer into this bachelor degree major must work closely with an adviser to choose appropriate, transferable courses.
International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences majors.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • demonstrate personal accountability for ethical and cultural concerns within the realm of healthcare practice.
  • apply effective managerial and leadership skills to solve problems in the healthcare setting.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of educational plans in a given allied health care setting.
  • compare health care spending, supply, utilization, prices, and health outcomes between the U.S. healthcare system and systems in other industrialized nations.
  • critique public and private funding of the U.S. healthcare system.
  • evaluate a given quality assurance program for effectiveness based upon established health care expected outcomes.
  • design a systematic investigative process to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate the significance of a project, methods employed, and results.

Performance Standards

Students enrolled in this major must earn a minimum final grade of 'C' in each of their radiography courses. Failure to do so will result in termination from the major. Students enrolled in this major must also earn a minimum final grade of 'C' in all of their Applied Health Studies (HTH coded) courses. Grading scale is A, B, C, F.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1.0 .50 1.50 S REQ
BIO115 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3.0 3 S REQ
MTR100 Medical Terminology Survey 1.0 1 S REQ
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3.0 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 2.0   S FIT
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3.0 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17.0
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BIO125 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 3 3 S REQ
PHS112 Introductory Physics 4.0 3 3 S REQ
SPC201 Interpersonal Communication 3.0 3 S REQ
SSE Social Science Elective 3.0   S SSE
HUM Humanities Elective 3.0   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3.0   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3.0   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3.0   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3.0   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3.0   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 17.0
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
RAD101 Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I 2.5 2 1.50 M REQ
RAD102 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I 3.0 3 M REQ
RAD103 Radiography Ethics and Orientation 1.5 1.50 M REQ
RAD105 Radiography Clinical Practicum I 1.0 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3.0   S OEA
MTH Mathematics Elective 3.0   S MTH
TOTAL CREDITS 14.0
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
RAD113 Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II 2.5 2 1.50 M REQ
RAD114 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II 3.0 3 M REQ
RAD115 Radiographic Equipment and Maintenance 1.0 1 M REQ
RAD116 Radiographic Nursing Procedures 1.5 1.50 M REQ
RAD117 Contrast Media and Operating Room Procedures 1.0 1 M REQ
RAD118 Radiography Practicum II 1.0 M REQ
ENL121 English Composition II 3.0 3 S REQ
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3.0 3 S REQ
ART Art Elective 3.0   S ART
TOTAL CREDITS 16.0
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
RAD201 Practicum I 1.0 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1.0
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
RAD220 Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III 2.5 2 1.50 M REQ
RAD221 Principles of Radiographic Exposure III 3.5 3.50 M REQ
RAD227 Radiation Protection 3.0 3 M REQ
RAD228 Digital Image Acquisition and Display 1.5 1.50 M REQ
RAD226 Pediatric and Trauma Radiography 1.0 1 M REQ
RAD225 Radiography Practicum III 1.0 M REQ
PHS222 Imaging Physics 4.0 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16.5
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
RAD254 Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV 1.5 1.50 M REQ
RAD247 Introduction to CT and MRI Imaging 3.0 3 M REQ
RAD248 Pathology 1.0 1 M REQ
RAD249 Cross Sectional Anatomy for Radiographers 1.0 1 M REQ
RAD252 Introduction to Mammography .5 .50 M REQ
RAD223 Interventional Radiography .5 .50 M REQ
RAD251 Radiography Practicum IV 1.0 M REQ
HTH310 Health Issues and Transitions 3.0 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3.0   S HUM
TOTAL CREDITS 14.5
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
RAD202 Practicum II 1.0 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1.0
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTH325 Health Care Delivery Systems 3.0 3 M REQ
HTH332 Quality Assurance for Healthcare Workers 3.0 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3.0   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3.0   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3.0   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3.0   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3.0   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3.0   S IFE
HTH321 Application of Teaching and Learning Styles in the Allied Health Professions 3.0 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 12.0
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTD Directed Applied Health Studies Electives 6.0   M HTD
HTH497 Senior Capstone 3.0 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
HTH311 Medical Practice Administration 3.0 3 M REQ
PPC Proven Professional Credential   S PPC
TOTAL CREDITS 12.0