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BSRT, Major in Radiation Therapy and Degree Plan Information


The radiation therapist is a key member of the professional team, which uses various forms of radiation to treat cancer patients. Radiation therapy may be used alone, or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy, and is the treatment of choice for cure of many cancers. Because of sustained contact with patients, the radiation therapist has considerable responsibility in patient care, dietary counseling and treatment evaluation. The radiation therapist must also appreciate the significant psychological impact that cancer has on patients and their families. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The curriculum complies with the professional curriculum of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

The degree program, Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy with a major in Radiation Therapy, is a two- and one-half year program beginning in the junior year. The junior and senior years combine clinical experiences in the affiliated radiation therapy facilities with advanced academic study in the professional disciplines. The program is designed to prepare students for the technical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of this career. Students acquire the technical skills necessary to plan, deliver, and record a prescribed course of radiotherapy. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible to apply to the ARRT national registry examination.
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