Radiation Therapy, B.S.
Radiation therapists are responsible for accurately recording, interpreting, and administering the treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists. During treatment, therapists help physicians use fluoroscopy, x-ray, or computed tomography to localize and outline anatomical areas requiring treatment. Secondary application and admission are required.
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 gvsu.edu/rt/.
After admission to the secondary competitive program, students complete an additional two years of full-time professional coursework.
Why Study Radiation Therapy at Grand Valley?
- Our well-established program provides a strong curriculum, knowledgeable faculty, and clinical site placements to prepare students for the national certification exam.
- Small class sizes, cohort educational experiences, and clinical rotations are offered at a wide variety of different hospital affiliates, including large teaching facilities and small community hospitals.
- Located in the state-of-the-art Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in the heart of the medical community in downtown Grand Rapids.
- Graduates are eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for national certification.
- Accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (jrcert.org).