Put your heart into your work each day while you help doctors diagnose and treat the hearts of others. The rewarding field of echocardiography awaits.
In the medical specialty echocardiography, you’ll use specialized equipment to produce pictures of patients’ hearts. Using high-frequency sound waves, you’ll create 2-D and 3-D images that help physicians diagnose and treat disorders. As a technician
in this field, you might specialize in adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography, or fetal echocardiography.
This 120-credit program consists of two phases of study:
Students spend four months at the University of Findlay, where they study the theory of echocardiography. The next phase includes 35 weeks of clinical in one of the affiliating hospitals. The program concludes with one week of review and
a final exam.
Graduates of the echocardiography program are eligible to apply for the national certification examination. The
examinations are administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic
Cardiac Sonography (ADCS). In many
states, certification by the national organization is needed
to apply for licensure so the individual may legally work in that state.
*The University of Findlay Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
require C or higher grades in these courses. For the most favorable
review of the application, students are encouraged to have completed all
of these courses before the application deadline.
They also require a C or higher grade in a Humanities and Social
**Courses are taught off-campus for one calendar year at the
University of Findlay or the Community College of Allegheny County.
Students will not need to register for these courses. Thirty-two (32)
credits of articulated courses in the track will be
transferred from the affiliation agreement and posted to the
official Indiana University of Pennsylvania transcript.
IUP is affiliated with the University of Findlay Diagnostic
Sonography Programs. In this program, students spend one semester at the
University of Findlay, 35 weeks in clinical training at one of the
approved clinical sites and return to Findlay for
a final examination.
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