Mission and Goals

Program Mission

The Radiation Therapy Program's mission is to provide a means for each student to gain and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent and ethical practitioner in the art and science of radiation therapy. Built on the three components of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) "equation for excellent" (education, ethics, examination), the program provides the preparatory education through didactic and clinical requirements to qualify graduates to take the ARRT national certifying exam. Promoting a culture of ethical behavior, the program promotes compliance with the ARRT rules of ethics required for initial and continuing certification. The mission and goals of this program are consistent with those of the university and school.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Radiation Therapy program:   

1. Students will be clinically competent:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and correctly use all patient set-up aids
  • Verify physician prescription prior to initiating treatments

2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills

3. Students will model professionalism:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development

4. Students will develop critical thinking skills:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess a treatment plan and select appropriate treatment
  • Recognize discrepancies in a treatment prescription