Admission/Degree Requirements - Radiation Therapy | Radiation Sciences Programs

Admission/Degree Requirements - Radiation Therapy

Admission Requirements: Radiation Therapy

  • Prerequisite Courses:
    • Rhetoric:   RHET:1030 Rhetoric
    • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
      • HHP:1100  Human Anatomy
      • HHP:1150  Human Anatomy with Lab
      • HHP:3105  Anatomy for Human Physiology
      • HHP:3115  Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab
      • ACB:3110  Principles of Human Anatomy
    • AND: physiology, one of these
      • HHP:1300  Fundamentals of Human Physiology
      • HHP:1350  Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Lab
      • HHP:3500  Human Physiology
      • HHP:3550  Human Physiology with Lab
    • AND:  physics, one of these;
      • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics  
      • PHYS:1511 College Physics I
    • Psychology:   PSY:1001  Elementary Psychology
    • Quantitative/Formal Reasoningone of these:
      • MATH:1440  Math for the Biological Sciences
      • MATH:1020  Elementary Functions
    • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:  
      • Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
      • Historical Perspectives (HP)
      • International and Global Issues (IGI)
      • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
      • Values and Culture (VC)
    • Medical Terminology:  CLSA:3750  Medical and Technical Terminology
    • A total of 60sh of coursework
  • Prerequisites courses must be completed by June 1
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative college GPA
  • Two years of high school world language is a prerequisite to the professional program.
  • International students and students whose first language is not English:  must satisfy all UI Admissions requirements, complete the English Language Requirements for Admission, and have clearance to take a full academic load.

Recommended:

  • Job shadowing, patient care experience, and research of professional field(s)
  • RSP:1100  Introduction to Radiation Sciences
  • CHEM:1070 General Chemistry I or CHEM:1110 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM:1080 General Chemistry II or CHEM:1120 Principles of Chemistry II
  • PHYS:1512 College Physics II
  • CS:1020  Principles of Computing or MSCI:1500  Business Computing Essentials
  • STAT:1020  Elementary Statistics or STAT:4143  Introduction to Statistical Methods

Notes:    

  • Separate application for competitive selection to the professional track due by January 15.
  • Admission to a Radiation Sciences program is not guaranteed.
  • Application and selection process is required due to limited clinical openings.
  • Personal interview on campus for invited applicants.
  • Transfer students:  Apply to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Radiation Sciences Interest by mid December.  Also see the Transfer Credits link on the Student Resources tab.

Degree Requirements:

1)  Complete the following professional Radiation Sciences track:

  • Radiation Therapy (2 year track) – 7 students

2)  Semester hour and GPA Requirements:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative and UI GPA
  • Complete all programmatic courses with a "C" letter-grade; >75%

FIRST YEAR - FRESHMAN

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RHET:1030  Rhetoric 4 Human Physiology 3-5
BIOL:1140 Human Biology* OR Human Anatomy 3-5 Human Anatomy (if not completed in the fall) 3-5
MATH:1440 Math for the Biological Sciences 4 PSY:1001  Elementary Psych  3
DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC 3 CLSA:3750  Medical Terminology 2
RSP:1100  Introduction to Radiation Sciences* 1 DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC 3
Subtotal 15-17 Subtotal 14-18
    Total Freshman 29-35

*Recommended, not required       

SECOND YEAR - SOPHOMORE

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
CHEM:1070  General Chemistry  or
CHEM: 1110  Principles of Chemistry*
3
4
CHEM:1080  General Chemistry II  or
CHEM:1120  Principles of Chemistry II*
3
4
PHYS:1400  Basic Physics or
PHYS:1511 College Physics I
3-4 PHYS:1512 College Physics II* 4
CS:1020  Principles of Computing* or MSCI:1500 
Business Computing Essentials*
3
2
STAT:1020, 3510, or 4143  Statistics* 4
Electives 4-7 Electives 3-4
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 15
    Total Sophomore 30
    Prerequisite Total: 60

*Recommended, not required

Radiation Therapy

Students select one area of interest prior to the junior summer semester:  MRI, CT, or CT/MRI Combo.

THIRD YEAR - JUNIOR

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSP:2120  Patient Care for Radiation Sciences 3 RSP:3210  Medical Ethics & Law 2
RSP:3130  Radiation Safety & Radiobiology 2 RSTH:3205  Principles of  Radiation Therapy I 3
RSP:2110  Pathology for Radiation Sciences 2 RSTH:3215  Medical Physics II 2
RSTH:3110  Medical Physics I 2 RSTH:3225  Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship II 3
RSTH:3100  Introduction to Radiation Therapy 3 RSCT:4100  Sect Anatomy for Imaging Sciences (online) 3
RSTH:3120  Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship I 3    
Subtotal 15 Subtotal 13
       
3rd Semester Summer sh    
RSTH:3325  Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship III 4    
MRI or CT/MRI Combo:      
RSMR: 4110  Fundamentals MRI Technologist (online) 3    
Subtotal 4-7 Total Junior 32-35

 

FOURTH YEAR - SENIOR

1st Semester Fall sh 2nd Semester Spring sh
RSTH:4105  Principles of Radiation Therapy II 2 RSTH:4230  Radiation Therapy Capstone Seminar 3
RSTH:4125  Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship IV 4 RSTH:4225  Radiation Therapy Clinical Internship V 5
RSP:4110  Research Methodologies for Rad Sci 3 RSCT:4110  CT/MR Pathology (online) 3
CT:   RSP:3220  Rad Sci QM & Healthcare Admin (online) 2
RSCT:4120  CT Procedures I (online) 3    
RSCT:4130  CT Physical Principles & QC (online) 4    
MRI:      
RSMR:4140  MRI Acquisition & Principles I (online) 3    
CT/MRI Combo:      
RSCT:4130  CT Physical Principles & QC (online) 4    
Subtotal 12-16 Subtotal 13
    Total Senior 25-29
    TOTAL THERAPY 60-61

Elective CT and MRI courses:

RSCI:4110       Vascular Anatomy (3sh online) Su/Fa/Spr
RSCI:4130       ECG & Hemodynamics (3sh online) Spr
RSMR:4120     MRI Procedures I (4sh online) Fa
RSMR:4130     MRI Procedures II (4sh online) Spr
RSMR:4150     MRI Acquisition & Princ. II (3sh online) Spr
RSCT:4125      CT Procedures II (3sh online) Sp