What will I learn?

Nuclear medicine technology is the medical specialty that utilizes sealed and unsealed radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The nuclear medicine technology program at Old Dominion University is designed to prepare individuals as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for a national exam for certification as a nuclear medicine technologist.

Nuclear medicine technologists are allied health professionals certified in nuclear medicine technology who, under the direction of an authorized physician user, are committed to applying the art and skill of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures through the safe and effective use of radionuclides. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: direct patient contact, the preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals, patient imaging procedures including computer processing, laboratory testing, patient preparation, quality control and radiation safety. Nuclear medicine technologists can be employed in hospitals and imaging centers.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,700.00 per year
Estimates are based on full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year (15 credit hours for Undergraduate/9 credit hours for Graduate). Summer semester costs not included. Costs increase annually, and are subject to change without notice
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

20 December 2021, 7 January 2022


College of Health Sciences

2114 Health Sciences Bldg,



23529, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an all prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.

For international students

Traditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school within the past two years and have not attended any regionally accredited college or university (not to include dual enrollment).

English proficiency test scores: TOEFL of 79 (550 paper based); IELTS overall band of 6.5; PTE score of 53; new SAT Reading Test of 26 or SAT Critical Reading of 480; GRE Verbal Reasoning of 152; GCSE or GCE “O” level pass in English language; CPE grade of A, B, or C.

Fall: Early Action (Non-Binding) Dec. 1; Regular - Feb. 15

Spring Regular - Oct. 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.