All material is presented in lecture format, and all theory is supported by planned laboratory reinforcement. Simulated radiography laboratory exercises with the production of a radiograph, anatomy laboratory with cadaver prosection, and physics demonstration, also enhance didactic course offerings.
Concurrently, the student devotes part of the academic year to a clinical internship. The clinical experience is integrated into the schedule in eight hour segments, scheduled three days per week.
The LIU Post Program collaborates with six major clinical affiliate sites, each with multiple radiographic/fluoroscopic units, Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Computed Tomography (CT) scanners and interventional procedure suites. Trauma, mobile, and operating room radiographic procedures are routinely performed at each clinical affiliate.
The professional portion of the Radiologic Technology program must be completed on a full-time basis. The student is required to register for courses during 5 academic semesters.
The program requires a full-time commitment, beginning in the Fall of the junior year and continuing throughout the summer of the senior year. In order to remain in the School of Health Professions and Nursing, the student must maintain a major GPA of 2.5 with grades of “C” or better in all Radiologic Technology courses. A student whose index falls below this requirement may be placed on academic probation and is subject to dismissal.