Health Sciences

Musculoskeletal Sonography is designed for students who are credentialed professionals in the field of sonography or other medical professions, and are interested in seeking certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA). Sonographers are highly specialized members of the healthcare team who provide patient services using ultrasound under the direction of a physician. Sonographers provide care essential to diagnostic ultrasound imaging by operating equipment and performing examinations for medical diagnosis. Sonographers have an in-depth knowledge of physics, disease processes, physiology, cross-sectional anatomy, positioning and sonographic techniques necessary to create ultrasound images. Knowledge of darkroom techniques, equipment maintenance, record keeping, and film processing are also part of the job.

Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound is used by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and sonographers among others. 

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Musculoskeletal Sonographers**

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Musculoskeletal Sonography: $9,885*

Median Salary

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Accreditation & Program Outcomes

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2018-2019 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply. Financial Aid eligibility is pending U.S. Department of Education approval. 

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Degrees & Certificates


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.