The Bachelor's Degree Radiation Therapy Program offered by Indiana University Northwest is designed to prepare students for professional careers as radiation therapists in the medical field. By providing pertinent learning experiences, the program faculty strives to develop students' interests in lifelong learning through the professional societies and continuing education. The curriculum is designed in accordance with the guidelines established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
The curriculum follows a pattern that trains the student to become skilled in the performance of radiation therapy procedures. Courses in radiologic principles, technical courses in radiation therapy, clinical application of theory, and general education are included in the curriculum. Lectures, lab, and clinical experiences are integrated throughout the program.
The Radiation Therapy Program has set forth the following goals and student learning outcomes:
Assessment data for the Radiation Therapy Program Effective Measures described in Goal #7 are available for review.
Structure of the Professional program
Classes are held during the day. Clinical experience is scheduled in cooperation with the clinical site with experience during normal daytime hours.
Opportunity for Students to Work
Students may find full-time employment during the professional program difficult.
Description of Facilities
The Radiation Therapy Program offices and classrooms are located in the Dunes Medical/ Professional Building at IU Northwest. Clinical experiences have been planned in local hospitals, including the Community Hospital in Munster; Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields, IL; Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Hammond; Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois; Memorial Hospital in South Bend; Methodist Hospital of Gary, Inc., in Merrillville; Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer; Michiana Hematology Oncology, PC, in Westville.
In addition to regular university tuition and fees, students should expect to pay program-related expenses such as books, uniforms, physical examination, drug screens, background checks, and radiation monitoring.
The Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone (312) 704-5300; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.jrcert.org.
Applicants for admission to the program will be expected to: