Radiography students conducting a mock checkup in the classroom


The UNLV radiography program is designed to prepare students for a career as a radiologic technologist. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) certifying examination in radiography.

Our Mission

In concert with the mission and goals of UNLV, 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 write appropriate certifying examinations and who are prepared to become practicing Radiography Professionals.

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

Program Offerings

Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Medical Imaging - Radiography

The bachelor of science in comprehensive medical imaging - radiography is designed to educate students in a foundation of mathematics and the sciences applicable to the interdisciplinary and applied science of diagnostic imaging.

Post-Primary Education

Post-Primary Tracks offer structured education for ARRT certified technologists wanting to pursue certification in computed tomography, magnetic resonance, vascular interventional, cardiac interventional, or mammography.


The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

The program's current award is 8 years.

General program accreditation information and the current accreditation award letter can be found here.

JRCERT Website Program Effectiveness Data

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.

Contact Radiography

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







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

Program Director
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Mail Code: 3017
Phone: 702-895-3811

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

Clinical Coordinator
Heidi Shelton
Mail Code: 3017
Phone: 702-895-1859

Daisy Cruz

Administrative Assistant III
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Mail Code: 3037
Phone: 702-895-4320