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Radiologic technologists (or radiographers) are health care professionals who create medical images of the body to help health care providers diagnose and treat illness and injury. As a student in the Radiologic Science program, you will learn about X-ray production and the safe use of radiation to provide images for examination of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body in our state-of-the-art simulation center.


The Radiologic Science program at NKU provides students the opportunity to enter into a rapidly advancing field, full of cutting edge scientific progress, utilizing state of the art equipment, in a growing profession that offers a fulfilling and promising future. 

Graduates find employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and various other healthcare settings. Career advancement opportunities include computed tomography (CT), mammography, cardiovascular/interventional and management, to name a few.

Program Contact Information

Jason Applegate, RT(R)(CT), CNMT
Director of the Radiologic Science Program

School of Allied Health

Health Innovation Center | HE 417


The NKU Radiologic Science Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).


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Our Radiologic Science program includes clinical practicum courses in each semester.

While at the hospital, students perform radiographic examinations on patients under the supervision of registered technologists employed by the hospitals. The Radiologic Science program is affiliated with 10 hospitals in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area.  The program also maintains affiliations with area orthopedic offices and outpatient imaging centers to provide students with experience in these types of setting.