Associate of Science in Diagnostic Vascular Sonography

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Program Description
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Vascular Sonography integrates didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences. The program prepares students to function as entry-level vascular sonographers. Vascular sonographers are highly skilled professionals qualified to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. Sonographers assist physicians in gathering data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions.

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To develop students who are knowledgeable in vascular sonography
  • To prepare students to perform appropriate physiologic, two-dimensional Doppler and other non-invasive vascular procedures and record data for interpretation by a physician
  • To prepare students to act in a professional and ethical manner as entry-level sonographers
  • To develop students who are knowledgeable in ultrasound/vascular physics and instrumentation

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screening when applicable
  • Completion of lower division general education courses with a grade of "C" or higher in each course
  • Cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Program Outline
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Vascular Sonography, students must earn 88.5 credit hours. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to progress to the next course in the program. Program requirements are as follows.

Diagnostic Vascular Sonography Major Courses (62.5 credit hours)

Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

5.0 credit hours

Practical Aspects of Sonography

5.0 credit hours

Cross-Sectional Anatomy

5.0 credit hours

Acoustic Physics and Instrumentation

5.0 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation I

2.5 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation II

2.5 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation III

2.5 credit hours

Hemodynamics and Cerebrovascular Sonography

5.0 credit hours

Peripheral Vascular Sonography

5.0 credit hours

Abdominal Vascular Sonography

5.0 credit hours

Vascular Sonography Review

5.0 credit hours

Introduction to Echocardiography

5.0 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation IV

2.5 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation V

2.5 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation VI

2.5 credit hours

Vascular Clinical Rotation VII

2.5 credit hours

General Education Courses (26.0 credit hours) (pdf file)
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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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