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Radiation Therapy (Bachelor of Science)

The Radiation Therapy program at Indiana University School of Medicine is a four-year baccalaureate degree program and has two tracks: one for the non-radiographer and one for the radiographer.

For the nonradiographer, the program is composed of 48 credit hours of prerequisites and general-education requirements and a 22-month professional core in the junior and senior years. For the radiographer, the program includes general-education requirements and a 20-month professional core.

Working as a Radiation Therapist

Radiation therapy involves the use of different forms of ionizing radiation for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors. Radiation therapists administer the prescribed dose of ionizing radiation to specific sites of the patient’s body as directed by the physician. They operate varied types of equipment, including high-energy linear accelerators, and work with radioactive materials. In addition, radiation therapists observe the clinical progress of the patient undergoing radiation therapy, observe the first signs of any complication, and determine when treatment should be withheld until a physician may be consulted.

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Admissions Details

Students interested in the Radiation Therapy program at IU School of Medicine can find details about the admissions process, including requirements and deadlines, on the program admissions page.


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Maria C. Walker

Director, Radiation Therapy Training Program

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The IU School of Medicine Radiation Therapy, BS Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182.

Program Facilities

The Radiation Therapy Program offices are located on the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus. Classrooms and laboratories are located in radiation oncology departments of area hospitals and in other buildings in Indianapolis.

Clinical Training

The clinical practicums are provided at a variety of clinical sites located within a 75-mile radius of Indianapolis.