Radiation therapy is a health care discipline that utilizes ionizing radiation for the treatment of mostly malignant diseases. Radiation therapists are health care professionals skilled in the art and science of radiation treatment delivery. The radiation therapy program is designed to prepare students for the technical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of this career.
Radiation therapy students spend the equivalent of two years completing general education and prerequisite courses. Students wishing to apply for this degree should apply by February 1, prior to the fall semester entry. Applications available at www.gvsu.edu/rad/. After admission to the secondary competitive program, students complete an additional two years of full-time professional coursework.
Students study a variety of topics that include:
Radiation therapists are employed in a variety of health care settings, including:
“The professors were supportive and dedicated to my success in the classroom, lab, and beyond. The wide variety of clinical rotations provided a well-rounded clinical experience to fully prepare me to enter the profession of radiation therapy.”