The pre-echocardiography program is a four-year course of instruction to provide a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology pre-echocardiography. Saint Mary’s University is affiliated with the echocardiography training program at the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
Prior to a 21-month internship, the student must complete the general education requirements as well as the pre-requisite courses listed below at Saint Mary’s University (approximately two years of coursework). Acceptance to the clinical program at Mayo is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. While completing the clinical program, the student will be enrolled at Saint Mary’s and will be required to pay a special course fee. Upon successful completion of the clinical program the student receives a certificate of completion from Mayo and is eligible to take the certification exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).