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Radiation Therapy

Do you feel compelled to help others in the dynamic world of health care?

Radiation therapists deliver hands-on treatment directly to cancer patients through the use of high-energy ionizing radiation. Radiation therapists work closely with other members of the cancer management team to treat cancer or relieve pain and other symptoms associated with cancer. The radiation therapy program from the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Allied Health Professions helps prepare students for this rewarding career.

Augusta University is Georgia’s Health Sciences Center of Excellence, and we offer an experience like no other. Join us to become tomorrow’s health care professional today.

Radiation Therapy is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing
Innovative and Cutting-edge

 

Healing

like no

other.

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What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Radiation Therapy program, you will take classes in sectional anatomy, radiation protection and biology, cancer management, and participate in labs and clinical internships.

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Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Students work with clinical personnel in a team approach to patient care and planning.

Skills including medical assessment, infection control, drug administration and physiologic monitoring are taught in a laboratory environment to accurately simulate conditions graduates will encounter in the field.

As part of the state’s only public academic health center, students are exposed to a wide-variety of clinical settings and challenges.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you're an undergrad or graduate student, you'll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world's most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Academic Health Center

Academic health centers teach tomorrow's health care professionals, and the only way to do this is to stay on top of the latest treatments and tools for a culture of continuous learning.

Your Future

Career Options

Radiation therapists can be employed by hospitals, universities, clinics or vendors who market radiation oncology equipment. Some radiation therapists travel the country and work in independent or temporary positions.

Employment prospects are excellent, with job opportunities available in all parts of the country and demand expected to increase as the population continues to age.

Profiles

Student Stories

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

One of two baccalaureate degree programs in the state of Georgia.

Small class sizes ensure students receive hands-on experience using the latest technologies.

Program graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification exam in Radiation Therapy.

Internship opportunities increase confidence and competency and prepare graduates to encounter a wide variety of environments.

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Physician assistant student strives to be ‘a ripple effect going forward’

"I hope to honor this scholarship, so it doesn’t end with me but leaves a ripple effect going forward for future students.”

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Augusta University celebrates its outstanding faculty

"I feel very blessed to be recognized for these efforts, especially when there are so many at this University who are doing such great things."

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Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

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$40,000 Beard Award presented to newly graduated physician assistant

“Kendrick’s actions and interactions with patients reflect a genuine concern for their physical, social and emotional well-being,” said Tiana Brown.

Learning Like No Other

The College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University trains and educates today’s health care professionals: the therapists, technicians, administrators, managers and assistants who are the backbone of our country’s health care workforce.