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Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Radiation Therapy

Length of Program

The didactic component is composed of 40 semester hours and complies with the American Society of Radiologic Technology curriculum. Some of the courses in the curriculum include Treatment Planning, Patient Care, and Radiation Therapy Physics.

A UNMC radiation therapy student gains clinical experience by rotating through the following cancer centers:

  • CHI Health - Bergan Mercy
  • CHI Health - Immanuel
  • CHI Health - Lakeside (Midwest Cancer Center)
  • CHI Health - Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
  • Jennie Edmundson Hospital
  • Nebraska Methodist Hospital
  • Shenandoah Medical Center
  • Southern Nebraska Cancer center
  • Mary Lanning Medical Center
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Nebraska Medicine Village Pointe Cancer Center

Degree Requirements

Required courses, totaling 40 semester hours, are completed as part of a 12-month curriculum. All required courses must be completed with a minimum passing grade of 70% unless specified otherwise in the syllabus to meet graduation requirements. A minimum total of 120 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences degree, and completion of the 40 semester hours in radiation therapy for the Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate.

The UNMC radiation therapy program has a first time ARRT pass rate of over 99.9% and 100% pass rate over the last 20 years. 

Radiation Therapy is a rewarding profession with ever-changing technology and extensive patient care.  This career allows for a challenging work day as well as time for a personal life. If you feel you are a compassionate, motivated person who appreciates technical precision, this career may be for you. 

Technical standards required to be a Radiation Therapist.

Radiation Therapy Website

Radiation Therapy

The mission of admissions in the College of Allied Health Professions is to advance evidence-based recruitment and admissions practices that are inclusive, equitable and balanced with respect to experiences, attributes and metrics to recruit and admit applicants for the purpose of preparing highly competent, collaborative and compassionate professionals dedicated to improving the health and healthcare of all individuals and communities. 

For specific Radiation Therapy admissions, application, and timelines, visit: Radiation Therapy Admissions.

The content of the Radiation Therapy curriculum follows the ASRT Radiation Therapy Professional Curriculum. The courses provide extensive didactic and clinical components to prepare the graduate for an exciting career in the field of radiation oncology.

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
MITS 405T
ORIENTATION TO RADIATION THERAPY
or ORIENTATION TO RADIATION THERAPY
1
MITS 408T
RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS
or RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS
2
MITS 414T
ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I (Online)
or ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I
2
MITS 424T
CLINICAL ONCOLOGY I
or CLINICAL ONCOLOGY I
2
MITS 428T
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF RADIATION THERAPY
or PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF RADIATION THERAPY
2
MITS 430T
PATIENT CARE
or PATIENT CARE
1
MITS 436T
RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION I
or RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION I
3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
MITS 415T
ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II (Online)
or ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II
2
MITS 425T
CLINICAL ONCOLOGY II
or CLINICAL ONCOLOGY II
2
MITS 435T
TREATMENT PLANNING & DELIVERY
or TREATMENT PLANNING & DELIVERY
3
MITS 438N
ADVANCED RADIATION BIOLOGY
or ADVANCED RADIATION BIOLOGY
3
MITS 439T
RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION II
or RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION II
3
CAHP 423 PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL INQUIRY 2
 Credit Hours15
Summer
MITS 442T
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS (Online)
or PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS
3
MITS 443T
RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION III
or RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION III
5
MITS 444T
OPERATIONAL ISSUES IN ONCOLOGY
or OPERATIONAL ISSUES IN ONCOLOGY
2
MITS 445T
COMPREHENSIVE SEMINAR AND BOARD REVIEW
or COMPREHENSIVE SEMINAR AND BOARD REVIEW
2
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours40

Radiation Therapy Website 

Certification

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is the credentialing organization that recognizes individuals qualified in the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to promote high standards of patient care in diagnostic medical imaging, interventional procedures and therapeutic treatment. The ARRT tests and certifies therapists and administers continuing education and ethics requirements for their annual registration.

Upon completion of the Radiation Therapy program at UNMC, graduates are eligible to apply for the national examination for certification offered by the ARRT.

For more information about the ARRT and requirements for certification and registration please contact:

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
Phone: 651.687.0048

Radiation Therapy Website