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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.

You may be interested in this path if…

  • you’re interested in cancer treatment
  • you’re interested in how diseases like cancer progress
  • you want to play a critical role in patient care

*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.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn using state-of-the-art equipment and labs that mirror those found in a clinical setting

  • Prepare for certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

  • The benefits of two great schools

  • Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Flexible online classes during the final year of study

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Since graduation I have accomplished many of my career goals! I am ARDMS registered in Abdomen, OB/GYN, & Fetal Echocardiography (RDCS). I am also registered through the ARRT in sonography and the NTQR in nuchal translucency and nasal bone. My education and clinical experience from Mount Aloysius has opened many doors in my career. I was hired at my clinical site after graduation, which made my transition fairly simple. I have since worked at several well-known perinatologists’ offices and I’m currently enrolled for my Master’s degree in Health Sciences.

Megan Gresh
Class of 2008

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