Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (BSRT)

Three-year program.

The radiation therapist is an essential member to any cancer care team. Using high-tech equipment, radiation therapists deliver radiation treatments to patients with cancer or other benign conditions. A radiation therapist works with patients daily throughout the radiation treatment process, therefore compassion, empathy, and side effect assessment are key patient care skills. The role of a radiation therapist is highly collaborative, making good communication and teamwork skills necessary to provide the best possible care to patients. Because cancer care is a forever changing and advancing field, a radiation therapist should have a desire for and commitment to continuous learning.

Bellin College’s Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and will provide excellent opportunities, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities for students. Students will learn and gain skills prior to their clinical internship through the use a virtual reality simulator. Students will gain the clinical, didactic, and laboratory training that will help provide the skills needed to be confident in their career.

Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy after three consecutive years and will be eligible to take the ARRT certification examination. The final 10 months of the program include a full-time clinical internship which will provide the real-life, hands-on experience needed to be successful in a career as a radiation therapist. During the last semester, an asynchronous online course (RT 480) dedicated to preparing students for their final board examination will be taken. The BSRT program is affiliated with several clinical internship sites located within 60 miles of Bellin College. Additional clinical sites are geographically dispersed in the southern part of Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. Students may have to relocate in order to complete the clinical internship portion of the program. This list of affiliated clinical internship sites is subject to change. Clinical placement is determined by program officials.

Mission Statement and Program Philosophy

Bellin College Mission
Bellin College is dedicated to preparing healthcare professionals by providing an intellectually stimulating environment focused on leadership, community service, and lifelong learning that promotes excellence in healthcare practice and the advancement of the profession.

BSRT Program Philosophy
In association with the mission of Bellin College, it is the intention of the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy program to educate students who will function as proficient health care professionals and team members possessing a constant concern for quality patient care and technical competency. It is the College’s intention to maintain the highest program standards guaranteeing graduates their eligibility for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Program Goals and Outcomes

Student Learning Goal 1: Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Applied didactic concepts into the clinical setting, demonstrating critical thinking.
  • Theories of radiation therapy applied to real life scenarios.

Student Learning Goal 2: Students will have an understanding and appreciation for optimum radiation protection.

  • Practiced radiation safety within established dose limits.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of radiation protection principles and practices.

Student Learning Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Effectively communicated in the didactic environment.
  • Effectively communicated in the clinical environment.

Student Learning Goal 4: Student will demonstrate entry-level competency in radiation therapy procedures.

  • Graduates will demonstrate entry level clinical competency in radiation procedures (ARRT).
  • Prepared to enter the profession as a Registered Radiation Therapist.

Student Learning Goal 5: Students will portray professional behavior and leadership skills.

  • Students will demonstrate strong leadership skills.
  • Obtained student membership in professional organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Therapy program is fully accredited by:

Bellin College’s Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy program is pending accreditation with the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

For more information contact:
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606
FAX: 312-704-5304 

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(920) 433-6650, or use our online contact form.

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