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Mission & Vision Statement

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching; research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.


The College of Health Professions educates and prepares healthcare professionals with innovative teaching, evidence based practice and principles, and a commitment to life-long learning in a student-centered environment. The College excels in teaching, clinical practice, scholarship, and service while responding to the diverse healthcare needs of the State of Texas, the nation, and the global community. The College unites faculty, students, communities, and consumers in coalitions to expand the body of knowledge in healthcare practice and management.


  • Promote the success of all students.
  • Offer high quality academic and education programming.
  • Achieve significant progress in research and creative activity as measured by national standards.
  • Provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university's strategic direction.


To accomplish our vision, the Radiation Therapy Program educates and prepares students with a university level academic foundation, and a high degree of clinical competence to meet the present needs of radiation therapy in Texas and the nation.

In support of the College of Health Profession's mission, the Radiation Therapy Program will be the program of first choice for students seeking a baccalaureate degree in radiation therapy.

The mission is supported by the seven general goals related to student learning and program effectiveness in alignment with the institutional goals. These are stratified and supported by the specific objectives, strategies, and measurable outcomes making up the program’s outcome assessment plan.

GOAL 1:  The program will produce students with a strong critical thinking ability, and knowledge base.

GOAL 2:  Graduates will be competent in clinical aspects of radiation therapy.

GOAL 3:  The program will produce students with strong communication skills.

GOAL 4:  The program will produce students with a strong professionalism.

GOAL 5:  The program will maintain a level of definitive educational quality improvement.

GOAL 6:  The program will retain and support knowledgeable, professional faculty.

GOAL 7:  The program will maintain acceptable student enrollment and graduates.