Entrance Requirements for Programs

Entrance Requirements for Programs

A) All applicants must meet ONE of the college requirements listed below:

1. An Associate or bachelor’s degree


2. A minimum of 45 college credits with at least a 3.0 GPA in a healthcare or science field, such as pre-nursing, pre-med, pre-radiological sciences, physical therapy, biology, exercise science, health sciences, etc.

B) Minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 970.

C) All applicants must have the following prerequisite courses:

One basic science course (i.e. biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, etc.)

Algebra, Statistics, or a higher mathematics course

English, Speech, or Writing Composition

Anatomy & Physiology I & II or an A&P course that covers the entire body

Medical Terminology

* If an applicant is accepted into a program at CVIU, has a degree, and at

least a 3.0 GPA, they may take A&P and Medical Terminology at CVIU

**Both A&P and Medical Terminology must be completed prior to enrollment

Admission Process

The admission process is intended to first determine if the applicant possesses the academic skills, personality, and professionalism necessary to successfully complete the program. The process is also intended to assist the applicant in deciding if cardiovascular ultrasound is an appropriate career choice for the applicant.

Applications are accepted throughout the year for any quarter term beginning in Jan, April, July, Oct.

Download application at www.ultrasound.edu

Required Technical Standards

Each applicant must be able to:

  1. Push a portable ultrasound machine throughout the hospital, accessing elevators and narrow areas in patient rooms.
  2. Transport a patient of 150 lbs on and off a stretcher
  3. Visually examine and select ultrasound controls on display
  4. Orally communicate clearly to the patient being examined and visually observe the patient’s clinical status at all times.
  5. Clearly hear a patient calling for assistance from a minimum of 10 feet away.
  6. Lift more than 50 lbs. routinely
  7. Push and pull routinely
  8. Bend and stoop routinely
  9. Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
  10. Distinguish audible sounds
  11. Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions
  12. Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
  13. Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured
  14. Assist patients on and off examining tables
  15. Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
  16. Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence

These technical standards are essential to complete the program. Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards is not qualified for this program of study.