Advanced Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Online
Start Term: Summer

This 15-month online program is designed for students in specific regions of New England and Colorado with an associate’s degree in medical imaging or a bachelor’s-degree in any field.

Use Radiopharmaceuticals for Detection and Treatment

In this 15-month certificate program, you will build on your previous college studies and learn how to administer radioactive drugs safely and compassionately to patients in order to obtain rapid-succession body images that help detect and treat medical conditions. You also will participate in clinical experiences with industry experts at sites in select cities throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Colorado. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. The program starts in the summer.

Your 15-Month Journey

This four-semester program focuses on the professional phase of your education. You'll attend scheduled online classes and complete your clinical requirements at some of New England’s premier medical facilities or within the UCHealth facilities in select Colorado cities. Additionally, you'll attend in-person labs twice a semester, either at the MCPHS Worcester campus or at designated UCHealth facilities for students based in Colorado.

First and Second Semesters

  • explore the fundamentals of pathophysiology, nuclear medicine, and elements of clinical care
  • develop essential interpersonal communication skills and learn radiation science terminology
  • build a thorough knowledge of healthcare ethics and radiation science regulations
  • study theranostics and multiple imaging modalities (cardiovascular, nuclear medicine, molecular)
  • complete a nuclear medicine internship

Third and Fourth Semesters

  • study radiopharmacy, computed tomography (CT) and cross-sectional anatomy
  • develop skills for problem-solving in nuclear medicine
  • complete multiple nuclear medicine internships

Master Technologies Essential to Diagnoses

Nuclear medicine technology provides collaborating physicians with rapid-succession images of patients’ organs and tissues—a first step in addressing many health conditions.


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MCPHS: A healthcare think tank

Learning diagnostic medical sonography at a university dedicated to the advancement of healthcare means that you are surrounded by peers who share your commitment to making a healthier world.

Student Experience

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MCPHS Professor Helps Restructure Nationwide Curriculum

After creating a cutting-edge nuclear medicine technology curriculum for MCPHS, faculty member David Gilmore, EdD, CNMT, NCT, RT(R)(N), FSNMMI-TS worked with a nation-wide team to implement the MCPHS innovations throughout the country.

Other MCPHS Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

At MCPHS, we offer two additional programs in Boston and online that range in duration from 15 to 36 months.

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology—Accelerated (Boston)

36-month program on the Boston campus and online.

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology—Fast Track (Boston)

15-month program on the Boston campus and online.