Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of
Radiologic Sciences

3+1 BS/BS Partnership Programs

We partner with Immaculata University and Chestnut Hill College to offer a dual degree program. During their senior year of high school, students can apply to Immaculata University or Chestnut Hill College, where they will spend three years working toward a BS degree. Students will transition to Thomas Jefferson University, where they will complete the BS in Radiologic Sciences in one year. Students who have completed 30 or less credit hours also apply to our Program. An interview is required.

3+1 Students must apply to their concentration of choice the year before they transfer to Thomas Jefferson University. Though we guarantee acceptance to our Program, we cannot guarantee acceptance to your concentration of choice.

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Application Deadline

Submit a completed Immaculata or Chestnut Hill College undergraduate admissions application by December 15.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites must be completed by the time the student enters Thomas Jefferson University. You do not need to have your prerequisites completed before you apply, but the majority should be completed before an admissions decision can be made. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP.

Questions about Prerequisites can be directed to:
1-877-JEFF-247 or 215-503-8890

Degree & GPA

No degree is required. When the student enters Thomas Jefferson University he/she must have completed two years. 

High School GPA: 3.2 or higher
Immaculata GPA: 3.3 or higher

Test Scores

We require high school students to have an SAT score of 1650 or higher.

Courses & Credits

**Please note that our prerequisite requirements will be changing starting for the incoming Fall 2018 class. If you are applying for Fall 2018 and beyond, please be sure you have completed the following courses.

50 credits from specific course areas. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-” or below will not be eligible for transfer. 

Course acceptance subject to Academic Counselor approval.

Course Title All Other Programs Medical
Dosimetry
Nuclear
Medicine
Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab * 4 4 4
Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab * 4 4 4
Physics I w/Lab ** 4 4 4
Physics II w/Lab ** 4 4 4
College Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 4 4
College Chemistry II w/ Lab (Nuclear Medicine Only)
N/A N/A 4
Biology I w/ Lab (Medical Dosimetry Only) N/A 4 N/A
Pre-Calculus or equivalent level Math *** 3 3 3
Statistics 3 3 3
Medical Terminology † 3 3 3
English Composition 3 3 3
English Elective 3 3 3
Electives †† 15 11 11

* 8 credits of Anatomy & Physiology I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.

** Algebra or Calculus-based

*** Calculus or higher level Math also accepted

† Students certified in or graduated from an accredited program in the health professions do not need Medical Terminology. These students must have three additional elective credits in place of medical terminology.

† † Acceptable elective courses are theory-based, not performance-based, coursework. For example: we will accept Introduction to Music but not Piano, and we will accept Introduction to Art but not painting. We will not accept coursework that is remedial or review in nature, Physical Education or Technical courses. Coursework may include Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Foreign Languages, Science, Business, Math and History.

Concentration-Specific Requirements

Medical Dosimetry:

  • A one-day shadowing experience with a Dosimetrist is required and must be arranged by the candidate.
  • During the interview, Medical Dosimetry applicants must take a one-hour Math Aptitude Test covering Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. This test is done without a calculator.

Performance Requirements/Technical Standards (by concentration)

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program. These standards are based upon the minimum tasks performed by graduates of the Program. 

Medical Dosimetry

A Medical Dosimetrist is typically employed in a hospital or outpatient oncology center. Clinical and laboratory assignments for the Dosimetry Program require certain physical demands that are the technical standards of admission. These standards are based upon Standards of Practice for the Medical Dosimetrist.

To participate in and complete the Medical Dosimetry Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to read x-ray prescriptions and charts, observe conditions of the patient and evaluate images
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, cardiac monitors, respiratory monitors and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and implement skills related to the performance of imaging exams and treatments, including manipulating equipment such as the linear accelerator, treatment table and control panel
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient’s/client’s interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to simulation or treatment table
  • Stand and reach to take measurements of patients
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity 
  • Bend/stretch
  • Distinguish color and shades of gray
  • Grasp complex 3-D spatial relationships
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient prescriptions
  • Explain clinical studies and treatment verbally and/or in writing
  • Handle (physically and mentally) moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine etc.) and moderate and limited exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Lift 30 pounds of weight (treatment aids)
  • Type and use a computer keyboard and mouse and read or draw contours on screen

Radiation Therapy

A Radiation Therapist is typically employed in a hospital or clinic. Clinical and laboratory assignments for the Radiation Therapy Program require certain physical demands that are the technical standards of admission. These standards are as recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

To participate in and complete the Radiation Therapy Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to read x-ray prescriptions and charts, observe conditions of the patient and evaluate x-ray images
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, cardiac monitors, respiratory monitors and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement skills related to the performance of imaging exams, such as positioning and transporting patients. X-ray technologists must be able to manipulate equipment, such as the x-ray tube, table and control panel
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient’s/client’s interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to x-ray table
  • Lift, move, reach or push equipment
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity 
  • Bend/stretch
  • Stand or walk for 75% of clinical time
  • Distinguish color and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient prescriptions
  • Explain clinical studies verbally an/or in writing
  • Handle (physically and mentally) moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine etc.) and moderate exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Carry 12-30 pounds (lead aprons) while working

Nuclear Medicine

To complete the Nuclear Medicine (NM) Technology Program, a student must meet the following technical standards, which are based on recommendations by the ASRT.

To participate in and complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to accurately prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals and other medications, monitor imaging equipment and provide the necessary patient assessment and care
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, blood pressure gauges and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement skills related to the performance of NM, such as: positioning, transporting and imaging patients, lifting and transporting lead blocks or radionuclide generators weighing up to 50 pounds and performing venipuncture on a regular basis
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient’s interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to imaging table
  • Lift, move, reach or push NM equipment
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity 
  • Bend/stretch
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient requisition
  • Explain clinical studies verbally and/or in writing
  • Handle (physically and mentally) moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine) and moderate exposure to ionizing radiation

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist is typically employed in a hospital or a clinic to provide direct care for patients and must be able to apply verified knowledge and skillfully perform MRI procedures. Clinical and laboratory assignments for the MRI Program require certain physical demands that are the technical standards of admission. These standards are as recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

To participate in and complete the MRI Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to accurately administer contrast agents, monitor imaging equipment and provide the necessary patient assessment and care
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, cardiac monitors, respiratory monitors and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement skills related to the performance of MRI, such as positioning, transporting and imaging patients, manipulating equipment such as the scan console, power injectors and various RF receiver coils and performing venipuncture on a regular basis
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient's/client's interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to scan table
  • Dock/release and wheel scan table to/from scan room to patient waiting area
  • Lift, move, reach or push MRI equipment (lift MRI coils of up to 25 lbs., push/wheel docking table with patient to/from scan room)
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity
  • Bend/stretch
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relation skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient requisitions
  • Explain clinical studies verbally and/or in writing

To perform/assist with MRI procedures on patients, students must initially undergo the same screening procedures as patients in order to enter the scan room. The MRI scan room contains a region of intense magnetic field. Objects that display any form of ferromagnetism are therefore of particular concern for MRI. Contraindications for entering the MRI scan room include:

  • Certain biomedical implants, materials and devices (e.g., aneurysm clips, brain clips)
  • Certain electrically, magnetically and mechanically activated implants and devices (e.g., cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants)
  • Certain metallic foreign objects (e.g., shrapnel, bullets, metal in eyes)

Computed Tomography

A Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist is typically employed in a hospital or a clinic to provide direct care for patients and must be able to apply verified knowledge and skillfully perform CT procedures. Clinical and laboratory assignment for the CT Program require certain physical demands that are the technical standards of admission. These standards are as recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. 

To participate in and complete the CT Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to administer contrast agents accurately, monitor imaging equipment and provide the necessary patient assessment and care
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, blood pressure gauges and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and implement skills related to the performance of CT, such as positioning, transporting and imaging patients, manipulating equipment such as the scan console and power injectors and performing venipuncture on a regular basis
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient's/client's interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to scan table, including trauma patients
  • Sit for 4-7 hours
  • Handle (physically and mentally) moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine, etc.)
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity
  • Bend/stretch
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient requisitions
  • Explain clinical studies verbally and/or in writing

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

An Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist (ICVT) is typically employed in a hospital to assist physicians with cardiac catheterization procedures and provide direct patient care. Clinical and laboratory assignments for the ICVT Program require certain physical demands that are the technical standards of admission. 

To participate in and complete the ICVT Program, all applicants must have sufficient:

  • Visual acuity to read catheterization procedure prescriptions and charts, observe conditions of the patient and evaluate hemodynamic monitoring equipment
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team and assess the health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices, such as intercom systems, cardiac monitors, respiratory monitors and fire alarms
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and implement skills related to the performance of imaging exams, such as movement of patients and equipment
  • Communication skills (verbal, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient's/client's interest
  • Intellectual and emotional function to plan and implement patient care

Specifically, each student must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to procedure table
  • Lift, move, reach or push equipment
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity 
  • Bend/stretch
  • Sit or stand for 4-7 hours
  • Carry 12-30 pounds (lead aprons) while working
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relation skills, including patient instruction
  • Handle (physically and mentally) moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine, etc.) and moderate exposure to frequent ionizing radiation
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient requisitions
  • Explain clinical studies verbally and/or in writing

Radiography

To participate in and complete the Radiography Program, all applicants must be able to:

  • Lift, transfer and/or move patients from wheelchair/stretcher to x-ray table
  • Lift, move, reach or push equipment
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity 
  • Bend/stretch
  • Be able to stand or walk for 75% of clinical time
  • Distinguish colors and shades of gray
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including patient instruction
  • Read and extract information from medical charts or patient prescriptions
  • Explain clinical studies verbally and/or in writing
  • Physical and mental abilities to handle moderate and frequent exposure to infectious agents (blood, urine) and moderate and limited exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Carry 12-30 pounds (lead aprons) while working

Sonography (General, Cardiac & Vascular)

Clinical and laboratory assignments for the Sonography Programs require certain physical demands that are the minimum technical standards for admission. 

To participate in and complete the Sonography Programs, all applicants must be able to routinely:

  • Bend, stoop, reach and stretch the arms and body, often using awkward and non-ergonomically correct positions
  • Assist patient on/off examination tables
  • Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
  • Manipulate the ultrasound transducer and operator controls
  • Implement skills related to the performance of ultrasound such as positioning, transporting and scanning patients
  • Manipulate heavy ultrasound equipment, such as for portable examinations, move patient beds, and must be able to assist patients that are unable to assist themselves
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Receive verbal communication from patients and members of the healthcare team, including assessing the health needs of patients through the use of cardiac/respiratory monitors, fire alarms, intercoms, etc.
  • View grayscale and color images on a computer monitor or film
  • Read written reports, chart orders, etc.
  • Interact compassionately with the sick or injured
  • Perform proper steps in a procedure in an organized manner and in a specific sequence
  • Write or otherwise provide a preliminary report using sonographic terminology
  • Communicate effectively (verbally, or through reading and writing) with patients and other healthcare providers

Admissions Requirements

High School Seniors

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Immaculata Students about to Transfer

Apply online to Thomas Jefferson University with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative. We will set up an admissions interview.

Admissions Contacts

General Questions

Phone (toll-free): 1-877-533-3247
Phone: 215-503-8890
E-mail: TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu

Program-Specific Questions

David Wood, MBA, MS
Associate Director of Admissions
130 South 9th Street
Edison Building, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-503-1043
Fax: 215-503-7241
E-mail: David.Wood@jefferson.edu