Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science (BS) Program
Students in the Radiation Therapy Program at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences take science and humanities courses throughout the University of Vermont, including the College of Medicine. On-campus clinical instruction takes place at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and seniors complete an internship at one of four affiliate sites. Upon graduation students are eligible for national certification as a radiation therapist.
The radiation therapy curriculum includes a strong science foundation including classes such as human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students complete an internship during the spring of the senior year.
- Curriculum by Catalogue Year
- 2013-14 curriculum (PDF)
- 2012-13 curriculum (PDF)
- 2011-12 curriculum (PDF)
Most of the radiation therapy courses taught by the university faculty have a clinical component, allowing you to apply your academic knowledge to therapeutic procedures. You'll be introduced to radiographic anatomy and imaging techniques, including computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, as well as studying the various types of neoplasms and discussing methods of diagnosing and treating these cancers. On-campus clinical instruction takes place at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Radiation Oncology Department. This new facility is equipped with the latest technology for simulation treatment planning and the treatment of cancer.
Hands-on experiences and direct patient care are highlights of the radiation therapy program: Internships occur during the spring of the senior year. Students work one-on-one with staff therapists learning how to set up treatment units, design treatment plans, and have direct intensive contact with patients of all ages. You will also spend time working with the medical oncology physicians and observing total patient care and treatment.
- Internship Affiliates
- Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
- Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
- Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT
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.
Graduates of the program can 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.
Careers in Radiation Therapy
The Radiation Therapy Program prepares students for careers focused on direct patient care in treatment centers, hospitals and major medical facilities. Medical Dosimetry, sales, research and development and hospital administration are additional career options. Students also go on to graduate school in the life sciences, physical sciences or medicine.
Learn more about career opportunities.
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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