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Minimum Admission Requirements

A new American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) regulation states that candidates applying for certification beginning in January 2015 must have earned a minimum of an associate’s degree from an institution accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT. Due to this requirement, the program has changed its admission requirements for the class beginning in 2013 to the following:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of an associate degree or will complete the degree before July 2014. As of January 2013, the ARRT will recognize degrees earned from an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The institution must be authorized to grant degrees by the US Congress, state government, or a recognized sovereign Indian tribe. Therefore, the degree does NOT have to be earned from a regionally accredited institution as previously required. Applicants may apply to the program if they will complete their degree prior to the class start date.
  • Any degree will be acceptable however; there must be a minimum of 15 credit hours of general education coursework included from the following areas:
    • Mathematical/ Logical Reasoning (Required)
    • Written/Oral Communications (Required)
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Information Systems
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • Natural Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology I & II highly recommended)

*Note: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning and Written/Oral Communications are required to satisfy a portion of the 15 hour requirement.

  • Take the Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (exam fee included in application fee)
  • Self-Evaluation (form included in application packet)
  • Radiology Career Essay
  • Official transcripts of all prior education.

* Completion of all minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission Procedures

  • Submit an application
  • Submit official college transcripts.
  • Submit copy of college diploma.
  • Applications are accepted January 1 through the first week in March
  • Submit a $50 application fee.
  • The program will contact applicants to schedule the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam. The cost of the exam is included in the application fee.
  • The program will contact applicants to schedule an observation in the Huntsville Hospital Imaging Department.
  • Upon receipt of the aptitude test results, program officials will review test scores, official transcripts and completed application.
  • Once the applicant has progressed through the academic evaluation, a radiology observation and personal interview will be scheduled with the selections committee.
  • Applicants are scored and selected base on the academic evaluation, entrance exam score, observation evaluation, personal references, interview assessment and career essay.
  • Final acceptance is contingent upon drug screen, physical examination, and criminal background check conducted by Huntsville Hospital.

Transfer Student Policy

The program does not accept transfer students from other radiography programs. Students who have completed college level Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Medical Terminology within the past 7 years with a minimum of a “C” average may transfer those credits into the program.

Foreign Transcripts

All foreign transcripts and degrees must be evaluated and translated into equivalent college hours of credit including grade point average (GPA). The evaluation service must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluator, Inc. (AICE).

Advanced Placement Policy

The program does not accept applicants seeking advanced placement.

The Huntsville Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not discriminate because of sex, handicap, religion, race, age or natural origin.

Downloads & Links

PSB Health Occupations Exam

Student Handbook


Program Director
Cheryl Dutton Walton, MAEd, RT, (R)
(256) 265-8928

Clinical Instructor
Michelle Falcon, MBA, RT, (R)
(256) 265-9929

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