In concert with the mission and goals of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Radiography Program is dedicated to the education of students in preparation for entry level clinical practice. Program administration, faculty and staff provide didactic and clinical education opportunities, which adhere to recognized standards, to all eligible students. The Program is committed to graduating students who are prepared to become practicing radiography professionals.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

The goals and outcomes of the Radiography Program comprise:

  1. Students will become clinically competent.
    1. Students will display proper radiologic positioning skills.
    2. Students will demonstrate proper exposure factor selection.
    3. Students will practice proper radiation safety.
    4. Students will provide appropriate patient care.
  2. Students will develop acceptable critical thinking skills.
    1. Students will recognize patient conditions and initiate appropriate treatments.
    2. Students will determine corrective measures that may be needed for suboptimal radiographs.
  3. Students will develop acceptable communication skills.
    1. Students will communicate effectively with patients and others.
    2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.
    1. Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
    2. Students will demonstrate a professional work ethic.

Career Possibilities

Careers in the field are found in a variety of settings from small rural centers to large urban hospitals and clinics and even in some foreign countries where shortages in technologists are evident. Radiography is a field of its own with advancements possible with additional education and training.

Graduates can enter the field as staff radiographers and with additional certifications, education and training may move on to advanced scanning, supervisory and administrative positions or into the field of education.

Other opportunities may include positions with suppliers of radiographic equipment, film and diagnostic pharmaceuticals.


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Certificate in Radiography


Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

The Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences within the School of Integrated Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of health physics and medical physics; nuclear medicine; comprehensive medical imaging; radiochemistry; and radiography.