Neurodiagnostic Technology

Neurodiagnostics is the study of the brain, spine and nervous system. Neurodiagnostic technology (NDT) professionals perform tests to help doctors diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. They also monitor patients’ brain and nerve function during surgery to keep them safe. Carroll University is only the third school in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Science in Neurodiagnostic Technology, a very fast-growing field. NDT professionals can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, sleep centers, epilepsy labs, private practice, patients’ homes, educational institutions and research facilities. There also are opportunities to work internationally.

About the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program

Carroll offers this program in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health. Students attend Carroll for two years followed by two years of courses at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. During the first two years, students complete the Pioneer Core, Carroll’s general education requirement, along with hospital prerequisites. This allows students to explore classes in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and has a cross-cultural piece in which you learn about people and cultures different from you. At Carroll, you will build real-world skills like communication, problem-solving and innovative thinking. As an NDT major, you will receive individual support from our health and medical sciences advisor.

When you take courses at Advocate Aurora Health, you will learn about NDT theory – and gain valuable clinical experience by working with their medical experts.

The NDT program prepares you to take three of seven professional exams, which will greatly increase your career options. Currently less than 1% of NDT professionals nationwide hold three registrations and a bachelor’s degree in NDT. Because Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditations are international, graduates may have job opportunities across the world.

In addition, if you pass the first exam after your first year of clinical study, you will be qualified to work and earn money while you finish school.


According to ASET, the Neurodiagnostic Society, there is a large nationwide shortage of highly skilled neurodiagnostic technologists, and not enough education programs to solve this problem. That’s why the Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts there will be 33,100 job openings in neurodiagnostic technology (2014-‘24), while the O-Net Database says the career has “much faster than average” projected growth (22% or higher).

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