Radiation Therapy Bachelor Degree

Why choose the Radiation Therapy program at Baptist College

  • Small classes that ensure direct faculty interaction.
  • Virtual simulation that offers the experience of a radiation therapy treatment room.
    • The only Virtual Environment Radiation Therapy (VERT) Simulator lab in the state.
  • Clinical experience that gives students extensive hands-on training, plus one-on-one interaction with working radiation therapists.
    • Clinical education rotations include intensity modulated radiation therapy, CT simulation, nursing, dosimetry, pediatric rotation, Brain Lab Tracking®, TrueBeam™,  and other treatment units.
    • Clinical affiliates exist in a variety of hospitals and clinics, including many Baptist Memorial Hospital locations.
    • Students develop clinical portfolios beginning in clinical practicum I through to clinical practicum IV. Students add artifacts for learning objectives and write self-reflections on their learning in the the clinical arena.
  • Integration between radiation therapy training and the spiritual, ethical, and philosophical aspects of health care.
    • Service learning takes the student out of the classroom setting and places them in situations where they have to use and develop skills important for a radiation therapists. Students at Baptist College volunteer their time at Harrah's Hope Lodge, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, by providing lunch or engaging patients and their families in activities that develop students' communication skills.
    • Students use base knowledge gained from foundational course work to solve a real-life clinical problem.
  • A strong education component that emphasizes writing, communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills