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B.S. Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership (CVT)

The Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences has introduced a new undergraduate degree concentration entitled cardiovascular imaging leadership that is offered in collaboration with the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health.

We are excited about this unique concentration! Most cardiovascular technical sonography programs today are housed in technical colleges and offer only the technical training necessary to pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exam. Our program will not only give students the technical training in vascular ultrasonography and adult echocardiography, but will also empower them with a strong foundation in public health sciences. This combination will prepare students to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exam upon graduation to earn certification as a cardiovascular sonographer and enter the work force with a higher level of understanding of disease process and hospital management.

Goals of this concentration

  • Address the growing need for highly trained graduates with public health and administration backgrounds for leadership roles in cardiovascular imaging.
  • Produce graduates who can demonstrate the capacity to function as statewide and national leaders in the growing health care field.
  • Provide a strong science and technical background that will emphasize public health, health behavior and health administration.
  • Prepare students to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exam and enter the work field as entry-level cardiovascular sonographer after graduation.

CVT Positive Pass RatesClemson Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership: Positive Placement from 2014 through 2019. Fifty percent of our graduates are employed in sonography jobs within Prisma Health. Another thirty-one percent of our graduates are employed in sonography jobs within other facilities in the state of South Carolina. Fifteen percent of our graduates went on to pursue graduate medical education (i.e. physician’s assistant programs or medical school). The remaining four percent are employed in sonography jobs outside the state of South Carolina.

registry-pass-ratesClemson Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Pass Rates from 2014 through 2019. The left pie chart show that eighty-eight percent of our graduates have passed the Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) exam for adult patients. The pie chart on the right shows that ninety-one percent of our graduates passed the Registered Vascular Technology (RVT) exam.

Concentration Requirements:

Students accepted into this concentration will take between 120 to 128 credit hours of coursework.

For more information contact:
Kristin Goodenow
Academic Advising Center
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
309 Edwards Hall
(864) 656-5123

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