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Radiography, within the Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences department, offers a bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Medical Imaging – Radiography and a certificate program, which is designed to prepare baccalaureate students for entry-level clinical practice.

Students have the opportunity to learn on film based, computed radiography, portable, and direct digital radiography equipment.

For the certificate, program administration, faculty, and staff provide didactic and clinical education opportunities that adhere to recognized standards. The two-year program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology and includes required classes in English, mathematics, computer science, and biology, as well as radiography didactic, laboratory, and clinical courses.

Radiography Curriculum

The Radiography curriculum is a two full year, structured program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology*. The curriculum includes required classes in English, mathematics, computer science and biology; and radiography didactic, laboratory and clinical courses. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a certificate in radiography and is eligible to take the national American Registry or Radiologic Technologists' certifying exam in radiography.

Current Accreditation Status - 8 Years
*For more information on accreditation, contact the JRCERT at:

20 North Wacker Dr.
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901

Yolanda Covington

Administrative Assistant III

Yolanda Covington
Office: BHS 345
Mail Code: 3017
Phone: 702-895-3296
Fax: 702-895-1312

Chad Hensley, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(MR)

Program Director

Chad Hensley
Office: BHS 304
Mail Code: 3017
Phone: 702-895-3811
Fax: 702-895-1312

Heidi Shelton, D.C., R.T.(R) (ARRT)

Clinical Coordinator

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Office: BHS 306
Mail Code: 3017
Phone: 702-895-1859
Fax: 702-895-4819

 Mailing Address

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Radiography Program
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 453017
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3034






 Campus Location

Bigelow Health Sciences (BHS), Room 345

Licensure Exam and State of Nevada Licensure Requirements Disclosure

After successfully completing the UNLV Radiography Program, students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. Graduates must pass the ARRT exam in Radiography to become a Radiologic Technologist. Many states require certification from the ARRT to practice as a Technologist.

The UNLV Radiography Program encourages all prospective and current students to fully explore the licensure requirements in each state they wish to work as a Radiologic Technologist. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) provides information on individual state licensing departments.

Nevada Radiologic Technologist Licensure – Educational Requirements (NRS 653.510) Has successfully completed an educational program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, or its successor organization or another national accrediting organization approved by the Division.

Nevada Radiologic Technologist Licensure – Non-Educational Requirements (NRS 653.510) Is certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or its successor organization, to practice in the area of radiography.

Those planning to apply for a Nevada license in Radiologic Technology are encouraged to review the Nevada State laws and regulations. Learn more from Nevada’s Radiation Control Program.