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Radiation Therapy (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

Radiation Therapy is the medical specialty that uses high energy radiation (x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, etc.) in the treatment of cancer. Radiation therapists are responsible for daily treatments, providing support for patients as they cope with their disease, and contributing as vital members of the medical team responsible for the patient’s treatment plan.

Students who already have an Associate in Science degree in Radiation Therapy may apply for transfer into the baccalaureate program on a space available basis. Requirements for graduation include 126 credit hours, which may include approved transfer credits from an Associate degree. Additional required courses for the baccalaureate degree are CHEM 023 (or CHEM 031 and CHEM 032), PHYS 096, PATH 101, NH 120, and twelve credits in the concentration areas of dosimetry, topographical anatomy, patient care, treatment planning, and quality assurance. These independent studies will be coordinated by the student’s advisor.

General Requirements

Curriculum

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
NH 050 Health: Personal to Systemic 1
NH 003 Medical Terminology 2
ENGS 001 (or higher) 3
MATH 010 or MATH 019 3
CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry 4
Electives/Diversity Courses 3 5
MLRS 034 - Human Blood Cell Biology 3
PSYC 001 Psychology 3
SOC 001 - Intro to Sociology 3
Total 16 14
Sophomore
Course Term
Fall Spring
MLRS 140 - Radiation Sciences 3
STAT 111 or STAT 141 Statistics 3
NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
ANPS 019 and ANPS 020 Anatomy & Physiology 4 4
Electives 3 3
MLRS 141 Advanced Radiation Science 3
NH 120 - Health Care Ethics 3
RADT 152 Principles of Radiation Ther. 3
Total 16 16
Junior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
MLRS 175 - Medical Imaging 3
RADT 173 - Clinical Practicum I 3
PATH 101 - Intro to Human Disease 3
Electives 3 3
MLRS 215 - CT Procedures 3
MLRS 296 - Leadership & Mgmt. in Health Care 3
RADT 244 Seminar, Patient Care Issues 3
RADT 174 - Clinical Practicum II 2
RADT 176 - Clinical Radiation Oncology 3
PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics 3
Total 15 17
Senior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
RADT 223 - Clin Pract III: Radiation Therapy 3
RADT 275 - Dosimetry 3
RADT 277 - Techniques Radiation Therapy 4
Electives 5
RADT 274 - Clin Intern: Radiation Therapy 14
RADT 280 - Qual Assurance & Treatment Plan 3
Total 15 17

Total Credits: 126

Clinical education takes place at one of our clinical affiliates. The initial experience is obtained at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC). At least one experience will be at an affiliate outside of Burlington which will require additional room, meals, and transportation expenses.

Clinical Affiliations

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Note: The above list of clinical affiliations is subject to change.

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