What will I learn?

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Radiation Therapy prepares students for entry-level positions in the profession, using ionizing-radiation producing equipment to administer therapeutic doses of radiation as prescribed by physicians for treatment of disease — generally cancer. The program’s graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are eligible for licensure by the State of Florida to practice Radiation Therapy. The Radiation Therapy program strives to instill the values and concepts of life-long learning in its graduates.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet the program’s mission and goals for Radiation Therapy:

  • Acquire the skills and knowledge to function effectively in their role as members of the radiation therapy team in delivering a planned course of treatment utilizing high energy photon or electron beams of radiation;
  • Competently demonstrate the use and application of ionizing radiation therapy units and devices;
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve program goals and clinical objectives;
  • Exhibit professional and personal growth coupled with lifelong learning skills, communicating effectively with faculty, patients, families and members of the healthcare team;
  • Demonstrate fabrication and block cutting skills and the use of patient immobilization and treatment enhancing devices appropriately.

Program Goals

  • Students will acquire the knowledge and skill development to competently perform radiation treatment procedures;
  • Students will develop verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact within a healthcare setting;
  • Students will acquire critical thinking and problem solving skills to effectively practice in the profession;
  • Students will demonstrate professional development and growth and set goals for life-long learning;
  • Students will possess employable entry-level skills to meet the needs of the radiation therapeutic community upon program completion.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Radiation Therapy, students must earn a total of 93.0 credit hours. Each major course is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be completed with a grade of “C” and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher in order to proceed successfully through the program.

Which department am I in?

Lakeland Campus

Study options

Full Time (93 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Tuition for Students attending Full Time: USD $10,400 (12 to 17.99 credits per semester); Tuition for students attending over Full Time: USD $13,000 (18-24 credits per semester)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Lakeland Campus

2400 Interstate Drive,

LAKELAND,

Florida,

33805, United States

Full Time (93 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Tuition for Students attending Full Time: USD $10,400 (12 to 17.99 credits per semester); Tuition for students attending over Full Time: USD $13,000 (18-24 credits per semester)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

900 South Babcock Street,

MELBOURNE,

Florida,

32901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of a secondary school program equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States). Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.

For international students

  • Successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.)
  • Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses.
    • If an applicant’s primary language is not English, the applicant must present a TOEFL score of 500 or higher on a paper-based examination, a score of 173 on a computer-based examination, an internet-based score (iBT) of 61, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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