School of Imaging Science

One Of A Kind Experience

Avila University offers unique opportunities in radiologic science.

As the only baccalaureate program in the area, the program offers students a chance to develop specific technical skills while obtaining a liberal arts education. Upon graduating, our students have gone on to work as radiographers, technologists in advanced modalities, managers, instructors and so much more. The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The mission of the Avila University Radiologic Science Program is to provide quality curriculum and experiences that graduate students who possess competent skills for successful employment as registered technologists, aspire for continued growth in their knowledge and are prepared to be future leaders in the field of radiology.

Faculty Expertise
Registered radiographers teach and advise Avila students of radiologic technology. Our student/faculty ratio at the clinical sites never exceeds 10:1. Experienced professionals active in the field of radiologic science give students personalized attention.

Student Learning
Goal 1: Students will master clinical competency.

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate understanding and use of radiation protection.
  2. Students will appropriately address the patient’s needs.
  3. Students will use proper technical factors for optimal images.

Goal 2: Students will apply appropriate critical-thinking skills. 

  1. Students will modify all necessary elements to adapt to non-routine procedures.
  2. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of appropriate images based on image evaluation criteria.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate professionalism. 

  1. Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors in the clinical setting.
  2. Students will demonstrate an appropriate understanding of HIPAA.

Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  1. Students will demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills with patients.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills through writing.

Program Effectiveness
Goal:   The program will effectively meet the needs of the students and the community.

  1. Students who enroll in the program will successfully complete it.
  2. Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
  3. Employers will be satisfied with the educational and clinical experience of Avila graduates.
  4. Graduates will pass the registry on the first attempt.
  5. Graduates who desire to will find employment in the radiology field.

Resources for Radiologic Science Students

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to foster the professional growth of radiologic technologists by expanding knowledge through education, research, and analysis; promoting exceptional leadership and service, and developing the radiologic technology community through shared ethics and values.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
ARRT is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high-quality patient care in radiologic technology. We test and certify technologists and administer continuing education and ethics requirements for their annual registration.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
FAX: 312-704-5304

The Avila University Radiologic Science program is an accredited program and in good standing with the JRCERT. For additional accreditation information on Avila University, please email
Length of Accreditation Award: 8 years

Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists
The Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists is an affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Their purpose is to advance the field of radiologic technology. They do this by assisting in establishing and maintaining high standards of education and training, pursuing legislation that will require licensure of all those who use ionizing radiation for diagnosis and treatment of humans, providing assistance for educational seminars on the local level, and presentation of an annual educational conference.

Are you an RT looking to advance your career?

Avila University offers an Advanced Clinical Practicum for technologists looking to advance their clinical skills in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Vascular and/or Cardiovascular Imaging.

  • Clinical sites are arranged by the Clinical Coordinator in collaboration with the student where they will work for a minimum of 20 hours per week for 15 weeks.
  • Students are responsible for and must complete a background check and drug screening prior to beginning rotations. 
  • Awarded three college credit hours upon completion.

Check into your employers’ tuition reimbursement plan. This could be free for you! For more information, please click here.

Program Effectiveness

This data is also available on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technologist’s website at

Program Effectiveness Data

ARRT Registry First Attempt Pass Rate
Class Of:20182019202020212022
Sample Size2318191923
  • Five-year average national credentialing examination pass rate on the first attempt: 91%
  • The number of first-time examinees taking the national certification examination within the most recent past five-year period: 102
  • The number of first-time examinees passing the national certification examination on the first attempt within the most recent five-year period: 93
Program Completion (Graduation) Rate
Class Of: 20182019202020212022
Sample Size2420202223
  • Number of students initially enrolled in the most recent graduating class: 24
  • Number of students that graduated in the most recent graduating class: 23
Job Placement Rate within 12 Months of Graduation
Class Of20182019202020212022
Sample Size1818191823
  • Five-year average job placement rate within six months of graduation: 100%
  • The number of graduates actively seeking employment, within the most recent five-year period: 96
  • The number of graduates finding employment within six months of graduation, within the most recent five-year period: 96

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