The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Studies: Radiography Concentration is only for current Penn College students 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 current practical knowledge and skills for personal and professional growth. The curriculum focuses on supervising and managing employees, planning, solving problems, evaluating health care delivery methods and systems, exploring new sectors of health care and enhancing one’s personal and professional growth.

To graduate from this major, a student must either present evidence of U.S. credentialing as a radiologic technologist (RT) or show evidence of the associate’s degree in Radiography being successfully completed.

Career Opportunities

This degree offers opportunities within disciplines or health care systems to expand clinical roles or seek positions in management, administration, government, public health, research, medical equipment sales, health-related education, business, and related training. Promotion often requires academic degree credentials. Students may also complete this degree in order to apply for master’s level programs in fields such as 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: Radiography Concentration, a student must first be selected into or graduate from the Penn College associate’s degree in Radiography. Upon selection into the associate’s degree, students can declare a dual degree in Applied Health Studies.

Special Equipment Needs

Students must have access to a computer with consistent Internet access. Technical requirements are as follows:

  • Windows 7 or higher, MAC OSX 10.4 or higher recommended
  • Intel Core i5 or i7 (generation 5 or higher) processor (recommended)
  • 4+ GB RAM (recommended) · 250+ GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drive (recommended)
  • Webcam and microphone required
  • Internet Connection (cable or DSL highly recommended)
  • Additional plug-ins may be required (Information Technology Services - Student Help Desk available for assistance)
  • *Chromebooks and other devices running ChromeOS are prohibited
P.L.A.T.O. (Platform for Learning and Teaching Online) is Penn College's implementation of Desire2Learn/Brightspace LMS. It is a Web-based course management system that allows instructors to post course materials online, facilitate course communication, gauge student progress, and extend learning beyond the classroom. P.L.A.T.O. is fully supported by Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari browsers.

Remediation Strategies

Please see information provided for the Radiography major.

Transfer Procedures

Please see information provided for the Radiography major. Students transferring from other Radiography programs can enter through the Applied Health Studies (BAH) curriculum. 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 dually enrolled in Radiography must meet the performance standards established by that 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. The School of Nursing & Health Sciences grading scale is used for all HTH courses. There is no rounding of grades.

A = 90.00-100.00
B = 80.00-89.99
C = 75.00-79.99
F = 74.99 and below

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
MNA Math Elective (MTH124 or Higher) 3.0   S MNA
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3.0 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1.0   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 16.0
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
SPC Speech Elective 3.0   S SPC
SSP Core Social Science Perspective 3.0   S SSP
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3.0   S ARP
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
MMM Math Elective (MTH151 or Higher) 3.0   S MMM
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
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3.0   S ARP
or
AAP Core Applied Arts Perspective 3.0   S AAP
or
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3.0   S CDP
or
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3.0   S HIP
or
SSP Core Social Science Perspective 3.0   S SSP
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 S 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
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3.0   S HIP
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
HTH321 Application of Teaching and Learning Styles in the Allied Health Professions 3.0 3 M REQ
HTD Directed Applied Health Studies Electives 3.0   M HTD
OEA Open Elective 3.0   S OEA
PPC Proven Professional Credential or Associate's Degree   M PPC
TOTAL CREDITS 15.0
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTD Directed Applied Health Studies Electives 3.0   M HTD
HTH311 Medical Practice Administration 3.0 3 M REQ
HTH382 Ethical and Legal Issues Related to Medicine 3.0 3 M REQ
HTH497 Senior Capstone 3.0 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 12.0