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
FAX: (312) 704-5304
Why I Chose Radiation Therapy As My Career
2017 Marrow Donor Outreach - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Radiation Therapy students of Texas State University traveled to the UTRGV this fall and conducted a marrow drive outreach on the campus/community to reach the Hispanic population. They were able to add 704 students to the national marrow donor registry.
College of Health Professions
Annual Scroll Ceremony
Radiation Therapy Graduating Class of 2019 participated in the Annual Scroll Ceremony for the College of Health Professions. Dean Ruth Welborn welcomed the new cohorts to the college. The students were led in the student oath by Dean Welborn followed by a reception.
Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017
2017 Texas State Boko Awards
Award #1 : Registered Student Organization of the Year
The Registered Student Organization of the Year is chosen based on their commitment to Texas State’s values and mission. Any awards and recognitions the organization has received, as well as involvement in events on-campus and within the San Marcos community, are taken into consideration. The selected registered student organization will receive $250 from the Student Organizations Council for their continued commitment to Texas State.
Award #2: Outstanding Collaboration
This award is designed to recognize the best collaborative effort among student organizations. The Outstanding Collaboration award is a testimony that the collective whole can yield the greatest results, touch more lives, and help more people. This award will be presented to the student organization(s) that demonstrate a successful collaboration. Collaborative efforts can be achieved with other student organizations, university departments and offices.
Cancer Awareness Day 2015
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.
BE A MATCH - MARROW REGISTRY
SAVED A LIFE!
Diana Davis, Class of 2010 Radiation Therapy Program, shared this exciting
news - she has learned who her recipient was
from her marrow donation in May 2011.
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
The Texas State Radiation Therapy Program Utilizes the Latest Technology to Boost Student Learning
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.
Dedicated Dosimetry & Treatment Planning Computer Lab
Research Methods and Manuscript Development
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.