Leadership in Medical Imaging Area – Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science Area in Leadership in Medical Imaging degree is an online degree available to registered practitioners in radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography, or radiation therapy.

This program allows the student to complete the required courses part time and is planned for the working practitioner who wants to pursue a leadership role in imaging sciences. Following admission, the student should contact his/her assigned advisor for academic counseling.

Admission Criteria

  1. Unconditional acceptance to Morehead State University through the Office of Enrollment Services.
  2. Graduate of programmatic accredited program (radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy). Non-programmatic accredited programs will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  3. Completion of the following 15 credit hours of pre-requisite courses:
    1. CIS 101 – Computer Literacy – (three credit hours)
    2. COMS 108 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication – (three credit hours)
    3. ENG 100 – Writing I – (three credit hours)
    4. ENG 200 – Writing II – (three credit hours)
    5. MATH 131 or Higher – Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving – (three credit hours)
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all coursework for admission to the degree program.
  5. Registered and in good standing by a respective certification agency, for example American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted beginning in January for the fall semester and must be received by the fourth Monday in March. Applications will be accepted beginning in August for the spring semester and must be received by the fourth Monday in October. Late applications may be considered until the class if filled.

Submit a complete application packet with the following required materials:

  1. Imaging Sciences BSIS Admission Application designating the Leadership in Medical Imaging online program.
  2. Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission.
  3. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the transfer credit website located at www.moreheadstate.edu/registrar.
  4. Copy of current certification card, for example American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Goals and Student Outcomes


  1. Integrate methods of leadership, management, teaching/learning and health care regulations into professional practice.
  2. Employ critical thinking and communication skills in the professional practice of imaging sciences.

Student Learner Outcomes

  1. Students synthesize leadership methods.
  2. Students analyze management methods.
  3. Students synthesize methods of teaching/learning.
  4. Students synthesize healthcare regulation methods.
  5. Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.
  6. Students demonstrate effective communication skills.

Program Requirements

General Education

MATH 131 or higherMATH General Education


IMS 499CSenior Seminar in Imaging Sciences


General Education courses


Total Credit Hours:36

Refer to the General Education section for a complete listing of general education courses and requirements for the University. For students with 24 or more transfer credit hours, the FYS 101 requirement is waived, but the student must complete an additional SBS course to meet general education requirements.

Area Requirements

LMI Requirements

IMS 321Introduction to Multidisciplinary Health Services


IMS 331Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery


IMS 341Sectional Anatomy for the Medical Imaging Professional


IMS 351Picture Archiving and Communication Systems


IMS 361Leadership for the Health Care Professional


IMS 401Health Care Law and Policy


IMS 421Program Planning, Evaluation, and Assessment


IMS 431Operations Management in Healthcare


IMS 471Teaching Methodologies in Imaging Sciences


IMS 481Fiscal Management in Healthcare


IMS 491Curriculum Development in Imaging Sciences


Total Credit Hours:33

Supplemental Requirements

CIS 101Computer Literacy


Choose one of the following:
RSCI 375, IMS 376, IMS 378 or IMS 379 (for transfer students)



RSCI 110Introduction to Radiological Sciences


RSCI 200Patient Care


RSCI 206Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning and Imaging Production I


RSCI 210Radiographic Equipment and Imaging I


RSCI 230Radiography Clinical Internship I


RSCI 300Film Critique and Evaluation


RSCI 310Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning and Image Production II


RSCI 320Radiography Clinical Internship II


RSCI 330Imaging Pathology


RSCI 335Radiation Biology and Protection


RSCI 340Radiographic Equipment and Imaging II


RSCI 346Radiation Physics and Electronics


RSCI 350Seminar in Radiography


Total Credit Hours:32-50

RSCI 375: See Imaging Discipline for block transfers available for the respective discipline area of courses completed during the first two years of a professional curriculum.

Total Credit Hours: 122