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
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.
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.
are eligible to apply to sit for the national certification examination in
radiation therapy from the American Registry of Radiologic
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.
For Radiation Therapy program outcomes click here.