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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy involves treating disease with penetrating beams of high-energy radiation, primarily in the treatment of cancer. Radiation therapists are responsible for accurately recording, interpreting and administering the treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists. During treatment, therapists help physicians use fluoroscopy, X-ray films or CT scans to localize and outline anatomical areas requiring treatment.

Radiation Therapy Class of 2015


The professional program is 6 semesters in length, including the summer semester between the third and fourth year. Students will complete an integrated didactic and clinical curriculum. There is no provision for part-time or evening-only enrollment. 

During the pre-professional years, students complete prerequisite and general education courses. A minimum total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. Satisfactory completion leads to the Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences degree. 

Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the national certification examination in radiation therapy from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The Ohio State University radiation therapy program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools  and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone (312) 704-5300; http://www.jrcert.org/)​



For students applying for admission into the Radiation Therapy program for Autumn 2015 click ​here​.​​​​​


Program Outcomes

For Radiation Therapy program outcomes click here.