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Radiation Therapy Degree Concentration

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.

Clinical Obligations

Clinical education courses will be taken during the last three semesters of the program and require that all students rotate through a minimum of 3 different clinical sites. The majority of the radiation therapy clinical sites are located outside of the city of Savannah (most within a 250 mile radius from the Armstrong Campus) and all students must rotate through a clinical site in Charleston, SC. Clinical rotations require 24-32 hours per week and students are responsible for all transportation and lodging expenses when enrolled in clinical education courses. While most didactic courses are offered online in the last three semesters of the program, travel to campus will be required for didactic courses not offered online when the student is enrolled in clinical education courses.

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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:

  • Dosimetrist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Oncologist

Professional Licensure

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 and state licenses

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 to obtain Registered Radiation Therapist, RT(T) credentials. 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

Program Goals

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.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept #4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Radiologic Sciences

Phone: 912-344-2550
Fax: 912-344-3472

Mission Statement

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, as part of the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University, exists to educate students, and to provide our culturally diverse communities with competent, team-oriented and compassionate healthcare professionals.

Accreditation

The Radiation Therapy program at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program has been accredited for a period of 8 years. Contact information for JRCERT is:

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
mail@jrcert.org
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
www.jrcert.org

Last updated: 7/22/2021