Radiation therapists operate machines called linear accelerators, which are used to deliver radiation therapy. These machines direct high-energy x-rays at specific cancer cells in a patient’s body, shrinking or removing them.
Radiation therapists are part of the oncology team that treats patients with cancer.
This program is an articulated 3-1 agreement with Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Upon completion of all program requirements in Medical Imaging/Radiography at Mount Aloysius College, and successfully pass the national certification exam, students can apply to Washburn University. The radiation therapy courses at Washburn University are offered online and are a 13-month program.
Once the certification program is completed, the student will be granted a Bachelor Degree from Mount Aloysius College and a certificate from Washburn University.
Students complete the Associate of Science in Medical Imaging during the first two years, then complete the prerequisites and core requirements for the articulation in their junior year.
*Medical Imaging and Radiation Science licensure and certification laws/regulations vary from state to state. It is highly recommended that students planning to pursue a professional credential in states other than Pennsylvania contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements prior to starting a program.
Visit https://www.caahep.org/Students/Program-Info.aspx and https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure for more information.