Radiologic Sciences Mission, Goals & Program Effectiveness Data

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer an engaging, academic environment to a diverse student body that produces competent, well-educated healthcare professionals who deliver excellent patient-centered care, and enhance service to the community and the medical imaging and therapeutic professions.


Goals and Learning Outcomes

The following are the goals and learning outcomes for the programs in the USA Dept. of Radiologic Sciences.

▼   Radiologic Sciences Goals and Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will communicate effectively in the healthcare setting.
     Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

  2. Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students/graduates will be able to accurately evaluate radiographic images.
    • Students/graduates will be able to modify standard procedures for non-routine imaging examinations.

  3. Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students/graduates will exhibit a work ethic and demeanor befitting a health-care professional.
    • Students/graduates will respect patient dignity and show compassion for patients.

  4. Students will develop clinical skills and competency appropriate to the entry level medical imaging professional.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students will be able to position patients for routine radiographic examinations.
    • Students will practice radiation safety.

  5. Conduct a program committed to the continued improvement of education in the Radiologic Sciences.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students/graduates will benefit from the program.
    • Students will be prepared for ARRT certification examination.
▼   Radiation Therapy Goals and Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students will integrate didactic and clinical experiences.
    • Students/graduates will demonstrate essential skills and competence.
    • Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.

  2. Students will model professionalism.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students/graduates will respect patient dignity and show compassion for patient.
    • Students/graduates will demonstrate interest in life-long learning.
    • Students will exhibit a work ethic and demeanor befitting a health-care professional.

  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting.
    • Students will demonstrate writing proficiency.
    • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

  4. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students/graduates will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Students will apply effective problem solving and critical thinking skills in the clinical environment.

  5. Students will benefit from the program and serve the community and the Radiation Therapy profession.
    Student Learning Outcome:
    • Students will be prepared for the ARRT certification examination.
    • Students/graduates will benefit from the program.
    • Students/graduates will serve the community and the Radiation Therapy profession.
▼   Ultrasound Goals and Learning Outcomes

The Ultrasound Goals and Learning Outcomes are in process and will be posted soon.

 

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. View the JRCERT webpage for more information.

▼   Radiologic Sciences Program Effectiveness Data

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination
Credentialing Examination Rate Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number
attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2017 19 of 20 - 95%
Year 2 - 2018 26 of 32 - 81.3%
Year 3 - 2019 24 of 26 - 92.3%
Year 4 - 2020 24 of 24 - 100%
Year 5 - 2021 22 of 27 - 81.5%
Program 5-Year Average 115 of 129 - 89.1%

 

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement

Job Placement Rate Number employed divided by number actively
seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2017 20 of 20 - 100%
Year 2 - 2018 25 of 25 - 100%
Year 3 - 2019 26 of 26 - 100%
Year 4 - 2020 23 of 24 - 95.8%
Year 5 - 2021 28 of 29 - 96.6%
Program 5-Year Average 122 of 124 - 98.4%

 

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 80%.

Program Completion

Program Completion Rate Number graduated divided by number
started the program
Year Results
Year - 2021 33 of 37
Annual Completion Rate 89.2%

 

The University of South Alabama offers a quality program in radiography, and we recommend that you investigate several schools before making a final decision. In fact, you should apply to several schools as enrollment is usually limited in all programs.

The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, OR
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, OR
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
  4. Graduate is on active military duty, OR
  5. Graduate is continuing education.
▼   Radiation Therapy Program Effectiveness Data

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination

Credentialing Examination Rate Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number
attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 3 of 3 - 100%
Year 2 - 2017 5 of 5 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018 6 of 6 - 100%
Year 4 - 2019 8 of 8 - 100%
Year 5 - 2020 6 of 6 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 28 of 28 - 100%

 

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement

Job Placement Rate Number employed divided by number actively
seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 3 of 3 - 100%
Year 2 - 2017 6 of 6 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018 6 of 6 - 100%
Year 4 - 2019 8 of 8 - 100%
Year 5 - 2020 6 of 6 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 29 of 29 - 100%

 

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 85%.

Program Completion

Program Completion Rate Number graduated divided by number
started the program
Year Results
Year 1 - 2020 7 of 8
Annual Completion Rate 87.5%