About Us

Description of the Profession

Radiation therapy utilizes radiation and radioactive isotopes in the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. The radiation therapists provide services for treatment of malignant and non-malignant disease. They are responsible for localizing the tumor, implementing the treatment plan, observing and evaluating clinical progress of the patient.

The therapists are also responsible for safe operation of high tech, high-energy radiation -producing equipment; and assisting in the preparation and administration of different types of radioactive material used for therapeutic purposes. The radiation therapists are professionals who not only possess superior clinical skills, but strong academic and theoretical knowledge as well.The clinical education phase of the program is designed to reinforce didactic information as it relates to clinical procedures. It is expected that through this effort, greater cohesion can be achieved between the two learning environments, thereby facilitating a greater transfer of knowledge between them.

The Department is known for producing well qualified graduates. Its reputation of excellence can be attributed to superb academic faculty and clinical staff, and prestigious affiliations.


Degree Program

ProfessionThe four-year integrated academic and clinical program has two divisions. The Lower Division includes the first and second years where students complete general education requirements. Individuals who successfully complete all Lower Division requirements are eligible to apply for admission into the Upper Division. The Upper Division includes didactic courses as well as a clinical education component throughout the third and fourth years. The clinical education phase of the program is designed to reinforce didactic information as it relates to clinical procedures. It is expected that through this effort, greater cohesion can be achieved between the two learning environments, thereby facilitating a greater transfer of knowledge between them. During clinical education, students have an opportunity to receive practical experience at prestigious affiliating hospitals.