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 closed- Please contact Shellie Warino, swarino1@kent.edu for more information

Information Packet 2024

Mission and Goals of the RTH Program

RTH Handbook 2023-2024


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).


Accreditation of the Kent State Salem Radiation Therapy Program

The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and follows The Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiation Therapy.  The program received an eight year accreditation status in 2018. Next review in 2026.

JRCERT Accreditation of Kent State University – Salem Radiation Therapy Program

View Current Award Letter

Contact:  www.jrcert.org 
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300

The radiography program is also accredited by the Ohio Department of Health.