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Make a commitment to academic success this semester and set a goal to make the Dean’s List! To achieve this status you must earn at least a 3.25 GPA for the semester. Check the Department of Developmental Studieswebsite for the Spring schedule of tutorials, supplemental instruction sessions, and workshops designed to help students prepare, advance, and excel.
Dr. Joyce ShantyAssociate Professor Allied Health Coordinator Johnson Hall, Room 243 1010 Oakland Avenue Indiana, PA 15705-1063 Telephone: 724-357-7647 Fax: 724-357-3267 E-mail: Joyce.Shanty@iup.edu
Ms. Sherry KellyAllied Health Secretary Johnson Hall, Room 244 1010 Oakland Avenue Indiana, PA 15705-1063 Telephone: 724-357-7647 Fax: 724-357-3267 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday: 8:00–9:00 a.m. Tuesday: 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday: 9:00–10:00 a.m. Appointments are appreciated.
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–Noon 1:00–4:30 p.m.
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The Allied Health Coordinator is the academic advisor for all nuclear medicine technology students.
Registration for the Winter session and Spring semester begins in mid-October. Registration for Fall semester and Summer sessions begins in mid-March. Schedules are available through MyIUPand are typically posted several weeks before the registration period begins.
Nuclear medicine technology students receive early registration time each semester and are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get the best schedule possible. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with the allied health coordinator each semester to discuss academic progress and plans for the next semesters. At that meeting students will receive their alternate Personal Identification Number (PIN) needed to access the registration system. Students may view the date and time when they can begin to register by logging into MyIUP. Sign-up times for advising appointments are posted in mid-February and mid-September and advisees are notified by e-mail when advising appointments begin.
While students are in their clinical year, advising information is typically shared by e-mail and regular mail.
Students are expected to check their IUP e-mail frequently and use their IUP e-mail address when sending e-mail to anyone in the IUP community. Important and helpful information is sent to students from the coordinator, secretary, registrar, and others. Assistance with the use of the IUP email system and other technology support is available at the IT Support Center.
URSA provides links to a wide variety of information and resources including the academic calendar, schedules, financial aid and billing, grades, how to calculate a grade point average (GPA), and details about graduation. A link to Writing Intensive courses is also available on URSA.
Many students plan to take courses during the summer at other colleges or universities. This excellent strategy allows students to take a lighter course load during the academic year, pursue a special area of interest, or stay on track for the clinical year. Students interested in registering for courses at other colleges or universities should follow the steps listed below:
With 18 credits of free electives built into the curriculum many nuclear medicine technology students consider a minor. A full listing of minorsand certificates offered at IUP is a good place to begin the minor selection process. A minor in Safety Sciencesis an excellent option that may improve job opportunities for graduates either upon entry into the career or at some point when the graduate is interested in exploring career advancement options.
Program directors at the affiliating nuclear medicine programs encourage students to learn about the field. Consider the following actions that will help you become acquainted with the profession:
Plan to meet with the allied health coordinator during the spring semester of the sophomore year to review the application process.
The nuclear medicine technology curriculum is divided into preclinical and clinical study. Students typically finish the first three academic years of study on the IUP main campus. To complete the program, students enter the clinical phase of the program that is one calendar year in length. Students have two options for completion of the clinical phase. Students may apply to either the Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, or to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Students admitted to NMI spend four months at The University of Findlay and study the theory of nuclear medicine. The program includes thirty-five weeks of clinical practice in one of the many affiliating sites and a return to NMI for a review week and final examination. Information on approved NMI affiliate clinical sites provides detailed information about clinical training options.
Students admitted to CCAC spend twelve months in the Pittsburgh area. Classes are taught at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus and clinical practice includes rotations in three of thirteen affiliating hospitals.
Upon graduation, the students earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nuclear medicine technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Rick States, Program DirectorNuclear Medicine Institute The University of Findlay 336 Foulke Avenue #A Findlay, OH 45840-3695 1-800-472-9502 419-434-5328 E-mail: email@example.com University of Findlay
Mr. Carl Mazzetti, DirectorNuclear Medicine Technology Program Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus, Milton Hall 608 808 Ridge Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-237-2751 or 412-237-2681 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Community College of Allegheny County
Students may apply to either or both affiliating certificate programs. Each program has specific admission requirements, deadlines and other special requirements which may include health screening, criminal record checks, personal interviews, and the purchase of uniforms and/or lab coats.
Admission into both programs is competitive and is not guaranteed.
All pre-clinical courses required by IUP must be completed before progressing to the certificate year.
Students must complete all course requirements set forth by IUP prior to beginning the certificate year. NMI requires C grades or better in the following courses:
For the most favorable review of the application, students are encouraged to have completed all of these courses before the application deadline.
In addition, NMI requires:
Students are encouraged to submit applications approximately one year prior to beginning the certificate program. Application deadline for a Fall class is November 1 of the preceding year. The deadline for a Spring class is April 1 of the preceding year. Additional deadlines are posted in the NMI handbook.
Students must complete all course requirements set forth by IUP prior to beginning the certificate year. The application is due no later than April 1 for the following Fall class, although students are encouraged to submit the application as soon as it is available. The application includes:
Tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 NMI program is approximately $28,954.
Tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 CCAC program is approximately $9,000.
During the semesters students are in the NMI or CCAC certificate program, IUP bills the student each semester for a $32 registration fee.
Students may apply for financial aid during their final year through IUP’s Office of Financial Aid. Amounts of awards will vary depending on several factors, including the costs of tuition and fees required by The University of Findlay and CCAC.
Grades for clinical courses for students attending the CCAC program are posted at the completion of the clinical year. In the interim, L grades (Late designation conversion) are recorded for each clinical course. Once final grades are received from the program director, the L designation is converted to IUP letter grades. Grades for the first semester of clinical courses for students attending NMI are posted at the completion of that semester.
Students receive a pass/fail grade designation for the 16-credit NMDT 434 Clinical Nuclear Medicine course.
Each affiliating school has its own listing of courses with specific course names and credit allocation. A course equivalency chart has been developed between each affiliating clinical site and IUP. This chart is used to convert courses and grades from the affiliating school to IUP course grades.
Undergraduate students are required to apply for graduation in their next to final semester of enrollment. The graduation applicationis completed online.
Students will be invited to participate in the university’s commencement ceremony scheduled in December of their graduation year. Students have an option to attend the university’s May commencement ceremony. Details about commencement may be found at the Commencement website. Students must apply for graduation regardless of their plans to participate in IUP’s commencement ceremony. Back to Top
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