APSU’s objective is to "provide a sound foundation for the development of knowledge and skills pertinent to the radiographer as a practitioner." To meet this objective, students work under the direct supervision of a Registered Radiographer.
Once the Radiographer deems the student’s skills to be satisfactory, the student is then able to work under indirect supervision. Students will be introduced to various radiologic procedures, including cat scans, mammograms, and fluoroscopy.
Prior to any patient contact, students receive privacy training and each signs a confidentiality notice. Trigg County Hospital employee Erika Lancaster, R.T.(R) and Clinical Instructor of the program says she is "anxious to work with the students of Austin Peay as well as Rex Ameigh [program director]." She adds that she is "proud to be a part of this hands-on learning experience and hope it leads to future employment opportunities for the students at Trigg County Hospital."