Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum

Program Overview

The 27-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program leading to an Associate in Science degree is a cooperative degree program between Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences (RHSHS) and Alvernia University. In addition to the Associate in Science degree, graduates will receive a Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from RHSHS. Graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are eligible to take the national credentialing exams through the American Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) upon completion.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is committed to helping students view themselves as integral members of a healthcare team whose function is to collectively provide the highest quality patient care achievable. Our academic and clinical curricula are purposefully designed to educate entry-level practitioners who are well prepared to provide compassionate, ethical, and evidence-based patient care when delivering Diagnostic Medical Sonography imaging services.

DMS Curriculum and Course Descriptions

DMS Curriculum [PDF]

DMS Course Descriptions [PDF]

Complete Credit Breakdown

  • Total Credits: 80 credits
    • Total Diagnostic Medical Sonography Credits: 47 credits
    • General Education and Related Requirements: 33 credits

Required DMS Courses

DMS 101, 105, 110, 115, 120, 203, 210, 215, 227, 228, 245, 250, 255, 260

Related Requirements

The following are required as part of or in addition to the General Education/Core: BIO 107, 117, 108, 118, COM 101, MAT 102, PHY 110, PHI 105, THE 210, SOC 306. Two Liberal Arts Electives: 3 credits COM (in addition to COM 101) and 3 credits from Art, Music, Theater, or Literature.

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