A candidate for admission must meet one of the
- Be a graduate of a JRCERT accredited or college
accredited Radiography program and certified as a Diagnostic
Radiographer by the ARRT.
- Be a graduate of a JRCNMT accredited or college
accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology program and certified as a
Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the NMTCB or the
A candidate must also show proof of successful completion
(grade of C or better) of the following pre-requisite college-level (or
equivalent*) 7 course contents. (Please note that courses taken more than
10 years ago might not qualify).
- Human Anatomy - This content will include
terminolog and organization of the human organism at the cellular,
tissue and organ levels. Structures of human systems including
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, sensory,
circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive will be
covered. To facilitate understanding, a laboratory section is
- Human Physiology - This content will include a
general introduction of the functional integration of all human body
systems including: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous,
endocrine, sensory, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and
reproductive systems. To facilitate understanding the content material,
a laboratory section is recommended.
- College Algebra* - This content will include a
study of the real number system, algebra of sets, exponents, equations
and inequalities, polynomial functions, graphing, radical expressions,
operations, inverses of function, equations of lines and systems of
linear equations and elementary statistics.
- Precalculus Mathematics* - This content will
include a study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and
trigonometric functions and their applications, ruler and compass
constructions, plane analytic geometry, Cartesian and polar
coordinates, Pythagorean theorem, Law of Sines, combinations and
permutations, algebra sets and normal distribution.
- Computer Science* - This content will include the
study of computers and computing, hardware, software and systems and
solution of problems, including problem-solving techniques, algorithm
development and programming, information storage and accessibility, and
computer networking and internetworking.
- General Physics* - This content will include the
application of physical principles, conservation laws, gravitation,
wave motion, heat and thermodynamics as it relates to scientific
disciplines. This may be included in the pre-requisite
Radiation Physics Course, within your Radiography or Nuclear
Medicine curriculum but you must show proof by submitting a
- English Composition I* - This content will include
developing ability to write and read effectively for study, work, and
other areas of life. Guides students in composing essays, letters,
abstracts, annotations, and other nonfiction prose for different
purposes and audiences. Includes selected readings, sample writings,
library research, and documentation. Supports writing and reading by
integrating experiences in thinking, listening, and speaking. Stresses
thoughtful exploration, revision, and editing.
*If you completed these as AP courses in high school and received
college credit for them, they will be considered
equivalent. Please note this on your
application. If your Radiologic Science Program offered these
courses, but is not affiliated with a college, you may have the course
descriptions evaluated by our program for
equivalency. Please note this on your
application, and send copies of all course
Further Qualifications Include the Following:
- Academically no less than a C (2.0) overall average in the approved
- Strong background in Mathematics and Physics.
- Minimum SAT score of 425 in each of the reading, math, and writing
sections (total score = 1275). If SAT taken prior to 2004,
minumum score = 850 or minimum ACT score of 18.
(SAT/ACT not required if you have a baccalaureate or higher
- Responsible, emotionally stable, mature, and motivated with a
desire to work with cancer patients.
- Professional attitude; goal oriented, independent learner.
- Completion of Program application form with a non-refundable $40
application fee, including 300 word autobiographical
- Submission of official high
school, college and technical Program transcripts.
- Submission of a copy of current ARRT or
NMTCB certification, if applicable.
- Submission of at least 3 reference forms.
- Documentation of at least 24 hours of clinical
observation in a Radiation Oncology Department within the
past 3 years.
- Interview by the Admissions Committee.
- Ability to meet the physical and technical standards necessary for
the course of study (listed below).
Technical Standards Appropriate for
In order to complete the clinical assignments of the Program and to
perform all procedures required of the radiation therapist in the work
place, applicants to the Radiation Therapy Program must be willing and
able to do the following (corrective devices are permitted to meet the
- Communicate in English in order to converse with and instruct
patients, to relieve their anxiety and to gain their cooperation and
confidence during the treatment process.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with patients and
- Routinely lift 20-45 lbs. over your head (blocks, treatment cones,
wedges, and other treatment devices).
- Work standing on your feet more than 80% of your daily
- Routinely push and pull, bend and stoop, kneel or squat, frequent
reaching and manual dexterity in handling accessory equipment for
- Push standard wheelchairs or stretchers and assist in transferring
patients onto and off treatment tables.
- Visually align patients, equipment and film while working in dim
- Distinguish colors on a computer screen and patient markings.
- Monitor patients during treatment visually and via audio
- Visual and audio acuity adequate for the perception and
interpretation of equipment signals and background sounds during
- Input patient treatment data into treatment consoles and computers
- Read and apply patient set-up instructions as stated in treatments
charts, electronic or hardcopy.
- Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a
simulation or treatment procedure in the proper sequence.
- Work with immunosuppressed patients and patients who may have a
- Fabricate patient shielding blocks, which may contain heavy metals
and produce vapors that may cause skin rashes or respiratory irritation
in hypersensitive individuals.