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Radiation Therapist

Career Description

The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy are an excellent resource for information on the Radiation Therapy profession. You can locate these standards at www.asrt.org.

Education and Certification

Radiation therapists prepare for their role on the interdisciplinary team by successfully completing an accredited educational program in radiation therapy. Accredited programs must meet specific curricular and educational standards.


Two-year certificate, associate degree, and four-year baccalaureate degree programs exist.


Upon completion of a course of study in radiation therapy from an accredited program recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), individuals may apply to take the national certification examination.

Pre-requisites

Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs that are affiliated with BMC.

Length of Clinical Experience

Students in the Radiation Therapy internship program will complete clinical hours under the supervision of registered radiation therapists in accordance with the institutional affiliation.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Medical Physics

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution for this program:

Professional Associations and other information