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Cardiac Sonography

The Cardiac Sonography Program is located on the Scotch Plains campus (scheduled to move to Newark Rutgers SHP campus August 1, 2018). It is a fifteen month program starting in September and covers both clinical and didactic instruction in cardiac and vascular sonography and non-invasive cardiovascular physiologic testing. The course of study includes Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Applied Cardiac and Vascular Sonography. Clinical training is provided in active Cardiovascular departments equipped with the most advanced ultrasound equipment. The Cardiac Sonography Program offers 3 educational options based on an applicant's prior educational history. The professional curriculum is exactly the same for all options.

Minimum program expectations: To prepare competent entry-level adult cardiovascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

We invite you to look at the options below and explore our program.


Option 1 Certificate in Cardiac Sonography

This option is designed for applicants with a minimum of 60 college credits or a graduate of an accredited 2 year allied health program such as (but not limited to) radiography or nursing.

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Option 2  Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) – Completion Degree

This option is only available to Biology majors at selected four-year colleges & universities in NJ. 

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Option 3  Second Bachelor of Science

Prospective students must have a baccalaureate degree (BS or BA) from an accredited United States University or College or the equivalent from a foreign “accredited” school.

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Option 4  Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) – Post Completion of Certificate Option

The BSMIS is a joint degree with Thomas Edison State College. Rutgers-SHP Graduates of the
Cardiac Sonography certificate program that have successfully passed their national board examinations can continue their education to complete a BS degree. 

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