Format: In person at Armstrong Campus
Credit Hours: 130
Clinical sites: Clinical sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
Students Accepted: 15
Program Coordinator: Laurie Adams, Ph.D.
The first year of the Radiation Therapy program requires students to be on-campus for all didactic courses. Beginning in the third semester, the program consists of a combination of primarily online didactic courses, as well as clinical requirements. Minimal on-campus attendance is required in the final three semesters but students are expected to come to campus one day a week in the 4th semester of the program.
In Georgia Southern’s Radiation Therapy program, you’ll gain experience in clinical rotations at 4-5 different clinics in Georgia and South Carolina, learning a wide variety of techniques and procedures from diverse oncology teams. Students are expected to pay for transportation and lodging associated with clinical rotations out of town. Your degree will prepare you to work with the latest state-of-the-art technologies to accurately and safely administer daily radiation treatments to cancer patients.
Jobs in Radiation Therapy
A Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Radiation Therapy prepares you for a variety of healthcare roles:
- Radiation therapist
- Chief Therapist
- Department Manager
- Cancer Center Director
Additional education is required for career advancement to the following positions:
- Medical Physicist
The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or national certifications: Registered Radiation Therapist, R.T.(T). ARRT
The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a state license (or certificate) in Georgia or any other state or territory. For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for a Registered Radiation Therapist license or certificate, click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.
Program Goals and Outcomes
|2019 Data||5 Year Average
|Program Completion Rate||100%|
13 out of 13 accepted students graduated
54 out of the accepted 61 students graduated
|Job Placement Rate||100%|
12 out of 12 graduates who were actively seeking jobs were employed at 1 year post graduation
41 out of 43 graduates who were actively seeking jobs were employed at 1-year post graduation
|Program Exam Pass Rate (1st Attempt)||92%|
12 out of 13 students passed on the first attempt
39 of the 52 graduates who chose to take the registry 6 months post-graduation passed the ARRT certification exam
GOAL 1: Students/Graduates will be clinically competent.
- All students will demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance.
- All students will demonstrate ability to retain and apply clinically learned skill sets.
GOAL 2: Students/Graduates will possess critical thinking skills.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to perform basic dosimetry calculations.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a new treatment start.
GOAL 3: Students/Graduates will possess effective communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
GOAL 4: Students/Graduates will demonstrate growth in professional development.
- Graduate will acknowledge need for professional growth.
- Graduates will renew their membership in a professional organization.