Radiation Therapy Program
University of Michigan - Flint
2102 W. S. White Building
303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502-1950
The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy is a 4-year, 127-credit, baccalaureate degree program. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the graduate is eligible to take the Radiation Therapy Certification Examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The profession of radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy radiation in the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with surgery and chemotherapy. As a team member, the radiation therapist administers radiation to the exact area of the patient's body as prescribed by a physician. Because most patients are treated 5 days a week for several weeks, the therapist is able to develop a consistent care-giving relationship with the patient. In addition, radiation therapists monitor the patient's progress while they are receiving radiation therapy, observe for signs of complications, and determine when treatment should be withheld until a physician is consulted. The radiation therapist is also a significant source of emotional support for most patients.
For more information on admission requirements and pre-requisite courses please visit the Radiation Therapy (BS) web page at UM Flint.