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Mission & Vision Statement


Texas State University is a public, student-centered, doctoral granting institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.


The College of Health Professions educates and prepares health professionals with the academic preparation, requisite competencies, scientific curiosity, and sense of responsibility, leadership, and commitment to meet the present and future health needs of the state and nation. To accomplish this, the Texas State University's College of Health Professions unites faculty, students and the health care community in environments that nurture the academic, scholarly, and service aspects of health care.


The goals of Texas State University (through 2012) are to:
1.      Promote academic quality by building a distinguished faculty, developing the university culture of research,
         and managing enrollment.
2.      Expand access to public university education and contribute to the economic and cultural development of
3.      Provide a premier student-centered, educational experience that fosters retention and success and is built
         on academic programs with clearly defined learning outcomes and a rigorous level of academic challenge.
4.      Expand educational opportunities, emphasizing doctoral program development, applied scientific and
         technical programs, and other programs that address critical state needs.
5.      Enrich our learning and working environment by attracting and supporting a more diverse faculty, staff, and
         student body.
6.      Develop and manage human, financial, physical, and technological resources effectively, efficiently, and
         ethically to support the university’s mission.


To accomplish our vision, the Radiation Therapy Program educates and prepares students with a university level academic foundation, and a high degree of clinical competence to meet the present needs of radiation therapy in Texas and the nation.


In support of the College of Health Profession's mission, the Radiation Therapy Program will be the program of first choice for students seeking a baccalaureate degree in radiation therapy.


The mission is supported by the seven general goals related to student learning and program effectiveness in alignment with the institutional goals. These are stratified and supported by the specific objectives, strategies, and measurable outcomes making up the program’s outcome assessment plan.

GOAL 1: The program will produce students with a strong critical thinking ability, knowledge base, and effective
              communication skills.

GOAL 2: Graduates will be competent in clinical aspects of radiation therapy.

GOAL 3: The Program will foster continued professional growth and development in students while in the program
              and after graduation.

GOAL 4: The program will maintain a level of definitive educational quality improvement.

GOAL 5: The program will retain and support knowledgeable, professional faculty.

GOAL 6: The program will maintain consistent, effective two-way communication with all clinical supervisors.

GOAL 7: The program will maintain acceptable student enrollment and graduates.