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GVSU Radiation class observation. Photo taken pre-COVID.

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.

National Job Growth

Radiation therapy opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2025.

Alumni Working in Their Field

Nearly 80% of GVSU radiation therapy alumni work in their field post-graduation.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

GVSU's radiation therapy program receives accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

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

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?

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