Radiation Therapy Program

A Radiation Therapist is a health care professional who administers therapeutic doses of radiation to cancer patients by using specialized high energy treatment units.

These treatments may be given either externally or internally as temporary or permanent radioactive implants.

Additionally, radiation therapists perform simulations where the tumor is mapped out or localized by obtaining specific types of images most commonly utilizing a CT unit. A radiation therapist also performs calculations and fabricates various devices to aid in the delivery of treatment. Radiation Therapists have close patient contact daily so the profession is quite people oriented as well as technically oriented due to the sophistication of the various types of treatment and simulation units. A radiation therapist may further their education and become a dosimetrist that performs computerized treatment planning to maximize the dose to the tumor while minimizing the dose to the normal structures. 

Applications for Fall 2024 are now available.

Application Deadline: May 1

For more information please contact Sherry DeWitt, 330-337-4227, sdewitt@kent.edu

Information Packet 2024 Mission and Goals of the RTH ProgramRTH Handbook 2023-2024 RTH FAQs RTH Program Effectiveness Measures (pdf)  RTH Clinical Sites

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiation Therapists, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiation-therapists.htm (visited October 30, 2023).