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
Class of 2013 Graduates
The class of 2013 graduated on May 11, 2013.
Congratulations to a very successful group of young professionals.
Radiation Therapy Outstanding
Senior - Diana Rascon
RTT Juniors and Seniors - April 2013
Participated in the annual Cancer Awareness Month Community Outreach where RTT 2013 Seniors presented their cancer research projects. The public was invited to attend and learn more about current treatments,care and psychosocial needs of cancer patients
Cancer Awareness Day - November 28, 2012
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.
Texas State Radiation Therapy Program for its highly successful cancer outreach which targeted Hispanic undergraduates for marrow donor registration in the first-ever partnership between two Texas universities - Texas State and the University of Texas-Pan American. They traveled to UTPA- Edinburg, Texas on February 26-29, 2012 to show UTPA students how to launch a CAMCO student organization and how to conduct a marrow donor registration drive. And in a partnership with the UTPA students, they did an amazing job by registering 1,6l3 student marrow donors, most of whom were Hispanic!
This first-ever cancer event collaboration between two Texas universities lays the groundwork for other such partnerships across the state. Congratulations to the Texas State and UTPA students for their outstanding work in saving lives and blazing an innovative and rewarding collaborative trail.
For more photos from the visit check the Image Gallery.
Relay for Life 2012
Team RADIATION THERAPY CLASS OF 2013 participated in the American Cancer Society 2012 Relay for Life of Texas State University.Our Pre-Radiation Therapy Majors were invited and participated in the Relay for Life this year!
2012 Bobcat Build Day
RTT Seniors participated in the 2012 Bobcat Build Day,
a Texas State tradition whose mission is to connect
Texas State students with San Marcos residents and
build a stronger sense of community.
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.
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.