Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Radiologic Sciences: Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy is an exciting, rewarding and challenging field. Radiation therapists deliver daily radiation treatments to cancer patients to ensure the treatments are accurately and safely administered. Radiation therapists must possess strong communication skills, be detail oriented, be able to work with all members of the oncology team and be comfortable using state-of-the-art technology.

Students interested in the Radiologic Sciences program must understand that there is a potential to being exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. The MRI environment consists of strong magnetic fields and radio frequency waves which may be contraindicated for individuals that have devices implanted in or on their body that should not be subjected to an MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at the following web site: www.mrisafety.com.

Programs Offered

  • The baccalaureate degree in radiologic science with a track in radiation therapy is open to students without any medical background, as well as radiographers who are seeking certification in radiation therapy.
  • The post-baccalaureate certificate in radiation therapy is open ONLY to students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in radiologic science and wish to seek certification in radiation therapy.

Distance Learning Component

The first year of the program requires students to be on-campus for all didactic courses. Beginning in the third semester, the program consists of a combination of online didactic courses, as well as clinical requirements. Minimal on-campus attendance is required in the final three semesters. Contact the program for more information.

Number of Clinical sites: Clinical sites in Georgia and South Carolina.

Maximum Number of Students Accepted: 15

Program Coordinator: Laurie Adams, Ph.D.

Mission Statement

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, as part of the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University, exists to education 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 is accredited through the year 2017.

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

Professional License Disclosure

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).

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 https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure to check the requirements of your state or territory. 

Last updated: 6/23/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept # 4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419