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American Family Children's Hospital

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Curriculum and Prerequisites

Contact Information

Kelly Deneen

Program Assistant

Phone: (608) 263-8338

Our curriculum is six semesters long, consisting of four traditional semesters and two summer sessions. Students participate in the didactic and clinical portions of the program simultaneously. Combined didactic and clinical hours total 40 hour per week.


Prerequisite curriculum is managed by each university affiliate. Specific coursework may vary from one affiliate to another. If you would like to learn more about the coursework required before beginning clinical training, please contact the admissions department at whichever institution(s) you may be interested in attending.


We do not offer part-time or evening education. Students should expect to be in class or clinical rotations from 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.


Detailed descriptions of junior and senior year courses for each specialty are available in our Program Handbook (pdf) on pages 15-17 (Echocardiography) and 21-24 (General).