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
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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.
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.
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 event. 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.
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
VERTTM is a flight simulator for linear accelerator treatment machines. Treatments delivered on the real world machines can be virtually delivered on VERT. Visualization of the patient, CT images and structures provides detailed information regarding patient anatomy. No radiation dose means training is safe and being away from the clinic's treatment machine means the sessions are not time pressured. The highly visual nature of Vertual's products make learning an engaging and enjoyable experience.
Students learn cross-sectional anatomy to develop the ability to make anatomic correlations between multiple planes of view. Major organs, lymphatics, vessels are emphasized as related to the clinical significance in the field of radiation therapy.
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.