Selection Process

Selection for the professional component of the program is determined by the following criteria:         

  1. Grade Point Average -  Per Indiana University policy, only GPA's earned at an IU campus will be used to calculate GPA (minimum 2.5 GPA is necessary for consideration as a program candidate).  For transfer credit, please see an admission or Allied Health Sciences Professional advisor to determine which non-IU courses will transfer. Transfer credits may satisfy prerequisite requirements, however GPA does not transfer.  (20 points max)

  2. GPA in Math and Science - Per Indiana University policy, only IU Math/Science course work GPAs will be considered (minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is necessary for possible program admission).  For transfer credit, please see an admission or Allied Health Sciences Professional advisor to determine which non-IU courses will transer.  Transfer credits may satisfy prerequisite requirements, however GPA does not transfer. (10 points max)

  3. All prerequisites (8) must be taken before entering the core courses of the program. If a student is selected to the program and fails to meet all pre-qualifying prerequisites they will be rescinded from the program. (16 points max/ 2 points each)

  4. Submission of shadow observation report and verification. (0.5 point each - 1 max).  Job Shadow Observation form

  5. Interview with the Program's Admission Committee. (6 point max)

  6. Credit hours completed at university/college at grade "C" or higher (1 point each 15 hours / 4 points max)

  7. Documented experience in health care setting (1 points max)

  8. Applicants re-applying for admission (2 points max/ 1 for 2 times)

  9. In the event of a tie, the candidate with the greatest number of courses taken at IUK, at a grade of "C" or above will be given preference

  10. Maximum total points: 62

Individuals accepted into the professional component of the Radiologic Technology Program must complete a health and immunization record form provided by the program. Any costs associated with the physical and immunizations are the responsibility of the student. Accepted students are also required to submit to a TB skin test and a Rubella Titer administered within six month of the start of clinical experience. Hepatitis "B" surface antibody series is recommended, but remains optional. A negative drug screening is necessary for program continuation.

Current CPR certification is also required.

Program information will be sent to students via the U.S. Postal Service. It is the responsibility of students to follow-up on their application and the progress of the selection process. Inquiries should be directed to the Division of Allied Health Sciences office, Hunt Hall room 106, either in person, by telephone (765-455-9490) or by e-mail jwebb@iuk.edu.

Technical Standards for Radiologic Technology

Clinical Requirements

Students in the Radiologic Technology Program must meet the following standards while rotating through the clinical sites:

  1. Students must be free from contagious diseases and chemical dependence.

  2. Students must have had a physical examination by a medical doctor at their own expense and submit results to the program director.

  3. The physical exam must be repeated on or before the anniversary of admission into clinical portion of the program.

  4. Students must not have been convicted of a felony, without restoration of his or her civil rights.

  5. Students must meet the physical requirements below:

    • Standing - Standing is required 95-100 % of the time throughout the assigned clinical hours.  Essentially, the work can not be performed without the ability to stand for long periods of time.

    • Walking - Walking is required 90-100% of the time during the course of the assigned clinical hours.

    • Climbing - Climbing is sometimes required to move from unit to unit or floor to floor within an institution.

    • Pushing - Pushing is required for moving patients to and from the x-ray table and or department.

    • Pulling - Pulling is required for both short and long durations when moving patients onto tables and when transporting to and from units. The use of X-ray equipment including tubes, monitors and accessories may require significant physical exertion.

    • Lifting - Lifting of 25-50 lbs. AND over 50 lbs.  Most significant: must be able to assist patients to and from the x-ray table, wheelchair, and cart.

    • Carrying - Carrying is a constant physical demand.  Students will carry films, cassettes, folders, and supplies on a regular basis.

    • Exposure to Disease - Disease exposure may occur on a daily basis while in clinical education as students care for patients with known and unknown risk factors and potential infections or harmful diseases.

    • Handling Repulsive Tasks - Radiologic Technology students frequently are involved with handling and disposing of body secretions such as blood, stool, urine, etc. Having the responsibility of general cleaning and maintenance of an incontinent patient is a real possibility.

    • Working in Confined Places - Confined places include the processing darkroom and film file rooms, which are used daily.  Time spent in these areas can vary from 1 minute to more than an hour.  Must be able to work around constantly running water and low humming noises.

    • Exposure to Harmful Radiation - Radiation producing devices are used daily. 

    • Visual - 20-100 vision, correctable to 20-30 in one eye or 20/100 vision correctable to 20/40 in both eyes.

    • Auditory - The student must be able to respond to codes or verbal expressions from patients and physicians.

Students who feel they qualify for special accommodation in the clinical area based on the ADA  must register through the office of the University Division