Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate clinical competence
- Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Communicate effectively to patients and healthcare professionals
- Demonstrate professional behavior in clinical area and the profession
Radiation therapists are in demand and find employment in a variety of settings, including clinics and physician offices, research institutions, and hospitals. To find radiation-specific positions, search the following resources:
Students who receive a B.S. degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences with an emphasis in radiation therapy from Grand Valley are eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national credentialing examination in radiation therapy. The ARRT has recognized the program and established eligibility for students who complete the full degree program.
Individuals who have been involved in a criminal proceeding or charged with or convicted of a crime may not be eligible for national certification by the ARRT. Because this certification is available to graduates of the radiation therapy program as part of preparation for clinical practice, students to whom this may apply are strongly advised to work with the ARRT for pre-application review of eligibility for certification from their website at www.arrt.org (Ethics, Pre-Application Process). The ARRT may be contacted by phone at 651-687-0048 or at www.arrt.org for more information.