With our partner institutions, the Health Care Sciences and Services Department of Immaculata University offers a bachelor's degree program in Allied Health with a concentration in Radiation Therapy. You will receive a strong science and liberal arts background from IU and clinical instruction and didactic coursework from affiliate institutions, which will prepare you for positions within the health care industry.
Radiation therapists work as part of the oncology team to treat cancer and other diseases in patients by giving radiation treatments using machines called linear accelerators.
Most radiation therapists work in hospitals or cancer treatment centers. Employment of radiation therapists is expected to grow by 20 percent between 2010 and 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Learn more about the career outlook for radiation therapists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To complete the program, you will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the Radiation Therapy Program at Thomas Jefferson University.
Upon successful completion of the program and upon passing the appropriate national and state certifying examinations, you will be prepared to enter the health care field as an entry-level radiation therapist.