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Radiation Therapy Program


The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The professional curriculum incorporates didactic and clinical elements and basic sciences that are reflective of contemporary practice in radiation therapy. Content and structured learning experiences develop attitudes and learning outcomes that prepare graduates to demonstrate a commitment to patient care and continued personal and professional development. The program is guided by the American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT) Radiation Therapy Professional Curriculum.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the graduate is eligible to take the radiation therapy certification examination prepared by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Contact the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology at

20 N. WACKER DR., SUITE 2850
CHICAGO, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

FAX: (312) 704-5304

2016 Marrow Drive -Texas A&M University Kingsville

2016 Marrow Drive

Radiation Therapy students of Texas State University traveled to the Texas A&M University Kingsville on February 21  through February 24, 2016 and conducted a marrow drive on the campus/community to reach the hispanic population. They were able to register 1,016 students of which 908 were minorities.

They also trained the Texas A&M University Kingsville students on conducting future marrow drives on their campus.

2016 Marrow Drive

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College of Health Profession

First Annual Scroll Ceremony

Radiation Therapy Class of 2017 participated in the First Annual Scroll Ceremony for the College of Health Profession on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Dean Ruth Welborn welcomed the new cohorts to the College of Health Professions for each of the departments/schools  (Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Health Administration, Health Information Management, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy, and Respiratory Care).  The students were led in the Student Oath by Dean Welborn followed by a reception.

Class of 2017

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Class of 2015 Graduates

The class of 2015 graduated on May 14, 2015.
Congratulations to a very successful group of young professionals.

Senior Class 2015

Radiation Therapy Outstanding Senior

    Morgan Adams

Outstanding Senior Student



Cancer Awareness Day  - November 24, 2014

2014 Cancer Awareness Day

Our Radiation Therapy Cancer Awareness Day provides a student-interactive project as part of the Introductory Course. New students are introduced to the cancer disease process as a collaborative group effort involving investigation, presentation, and a Campus Service Learning Initiative. Made possible with support by the American Society of Therapeutics in Radiation Oncology (Physician’s Group), the Lyndon B. Johnson Library for illustrative models, and the American Cancer Society. 



Diana Davis, Class of 2010 Radiation Therapy Program, shared this exciting
news - she had learned two days ago (10/27/2014) who her recipient was
from her marrow donation in May 2011.

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Lesley Amos

Be A Bobcat



Lesley Amos , Radiation Therapy Program Class of 2013 , was recently featured on “Be A Bobcat” on the Texas State University home page. In her video she explains everything from “Why Texas State”, ”Why Radiation Therapy”, to “How My Major Help Me Reach My Goals“. You can listen to her entire video using this link



Jessie Culbertson Has Been Selected to Participate in

ASRT Student Leadership Development Program

JessieJessie Culbertson, a radiologic technology student at Texas State University, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2013 Student Leadership Development Program.

The ASRT represents 150,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The Society also provides radiologic technology students with the tools, services and support they need to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

As part of the application process, students were required to write a 500-700 word essay on how they expect to grow professionally by participating in the program.

Jessie Culbertson will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 13-16, in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, Jessie Culbertson will attend two educational courses specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the House of Delegates meeting.

Jessie Culbertson was one of 61 students chosen from more than 130 entries submitted by radiologic science students from around the country.

“The Student Leadership Development Program gives medical imaging and radiation therapy students the opportunity to experience firsthand how the ASRT governance process works,” said ASRT President Donna L. Thaler Long, M.S.M., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT. “While in Albuquerque, students will participate in educational activities, network with radiology leaders and learn from seasoned radiologic technologists. It’s a great way for students to get involved early and jumpstart their careers.”

For more information about the ASRT and opportunities for radiologic science students, visit www.asrt.org/students.


Clinical Gross Anatomy/Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Structural and functional study of human anatomy categorized by region and function. Major organs, lymphatics, vessels, and imaging are emphasized as related to the clinical significance in the field of radiation therapy. Teaching methods include lecture, class discussion, demonstration, and dissection/ examination of human cadavers. The course supplements the Gross Anatomy course for radiation therapy. Emphasis is placed on sectional anatomy with a concentration on anatomy in three dimensions.

Clinical Education

Students are provided clinical education through cooperative relationships with 16 cancer centers in the Central Texas region to provide a strong and diverse clinical foundation for the program. A major strength noted by the accreditation process has been the strong support of a large group of Clinical Supervisors.

Dedicated Dosimetry & Treatment Planning Computer Lab

The dedicated computerized treatment planning lab provides our students hands-on application on development of complex external beam radiation treatments. Students are provided two Dosimetry and Treatment Planning courses.

Research Methods and Manuscript Development

Students are provided instructions in research strategies, critical review and analysis of peer-reviewed publications, manuscript style and publication guidelines according to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) professional journal. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and building a foundation of research skills. The student projects culminate in a research forum.

All students in the course were required to participate in a national student writing contest. The objective was to provide a structured mechanism that fosters direct student engagement with our professional organization. The activity provided the realization of awards and national recognition to several students. National writing awards at all levels of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place have been presented to students.




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