in the School of Health Professions
In the School of Health Professions, the Program in Radiation Therapy is designed to prepare students for the technical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of this career.
The program offers a two-year track leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. See the prerequisites (pdf).
Students are educated in our state-of-the-art radiation oncology center,
where more than 4,000 new patients are treated each year.
Dean: Shirley Richmond, Ed.D.
Program Director: Shaun T. Caldwell, M.S.
Sr. Health Professions Educator: Delores Whiteing-Williams, D.H.Sc.
Sr. Health Professions Educator: Sandra John-Baptiste, B.S
Medical Advisor: Eric A Strom, M.D.
Medical Advisor: Donald E. Schwarz, M.D.
The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by and has conformed its curriculum to the standards published and monitored by the:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT
20 N. Wacker, Ste. 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Upon completion of the program, students will qualify for examination and certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT.
The program has developed affiliations with medical institutions across the United States, so that students will develop expertise in a variety of settings and experience the breadth of opportunity available to a certified radiation therapist. During the clinical phase of instruction, training and supervision are provided in affiliated hospitals and clinical laboratories.
Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) pass rate of not less than 85 percent at first attempt within six months of graduation.
|Year||Pass Rate||Number of Students|
|2012||94%||16 of 17 passed|
|2013||85%||17 of 20 passed|
|2014||87%||13 of 15 passed|
|2015||95%||18 of 19 passed
5-Year Average 90%
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the clinical phase of the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program length for the clinical phase of the program is 20 months and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 20 months of beginning the clinical phase of the program.
|Year||Completion Rate||Number of Students|
|2012||94%||18 admitted, 17 graduated|
|2013||83%||24 admitted; 20 graduated|
|2014||94%||16 admitted; 15 graduated|
|2015||91%||22 admitted; 20 graduated|
|2016||91%||23 admitted; 21 graduated|
5-Year Average 91%
Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation.
|Year||Placement Rate||Number of Students
|2012||94%||16 of 17 employed|
||71%||10 of 14 employed|
|2014||93%||14 of 15 employed|
|2015||87%||14 of 15 employed
5-Year Average 87%
For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the relevant JRCER web site.