Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
The University of Vermont's Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy degree program introduces students to radiographic anatomy and imaging techniques, including computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, and methods of diagnosing and treating various types of cancer.
The radiation therapy curriculum includes focused study in the physical sciences. On-campus clinical instruction occurs in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Radiation Oncology Department, which is equipped with the latest technology for simulation treatment planning and the treatment of cancer.
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The radiation therapy clinical internship takes place in the spring of the senior year. Working one-on-one with a professional radiation therapist in a hospital setting, students learn to set up treatment units, design treatment plans, and interact with patients of all ages.
Radiation Therapy Faculty
UVM radiation therapy alumni take jobs providing direct patient care in a variety of settings, including treatment centers, hospitals, and major medical facilities.
The baccalaureate degree provides a foundation for professional certification as a radiation therapist. Medical Dosimetry, sales, research and development, and hospital administration provide additional career options. Students also pursue advanced study in the life sciences, physical sciences, and medicine. Learn more.
Opportunities for Students
Undergraduate research programs and opportunities for involvement in professional organizations and clubs such as the Student Organization of Medical Radiations Sciences are widely available and varied.
With careful planning early in their academic career, radiation therapy students may also elect to study abroad.
Program graduates may acquire certification by sitting for an exam with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The Board of Radiologic Technology governs licensure requirements for the state of Vermont.
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This information has been reported to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Careers in Radiation Therapy
The Radiation Therapy Program at the University of Vermont has been re-accredited for the period November 2011 - November 2014 by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182; Phone: (312) 704-5300.
For More Information
UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Dr.
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-3858
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