Radiation Therapy Program
Radiation Therapy uses high-energy ionizing radiation to deliver a prescribed course of radiation to treat disease. The radiation therapist monitors the patient during treatment and provides emotional support. The therapist is responsible for accurately interpreting, verifying, administering, and recording the treatment prescribed by a radiation oncologist.
Radiation therapy's goal is to kill all cancer cells while sparing the normal surrounding tissue. Generally, cancer cells are dividing faster and are less mature than normal cells. This makes cancer cells more sensitive to radiation and less likely to repair.
All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with less than 60 hours of transfer credit by the start of the program will be required to take WELL 1000: Wellness and two (2) activity courses. If a transfer student believes she/he has taken comparable coursework elsewhere and transfer credit is not awarded, the applicant may petition the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology to review and award potential credit.
All undergraduate transfer students, regardless of major, with more than 60 hours of transfer credit are exempt from this requirement.
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Radiation Therapy Class of 2015
Radiation Therapy Class of 2016
Joan Arazie, B.S., R.T.(R)(T), CMD
2014 Distingushed Alumnus