Students are admitted into the professional portion of the program (Years 2, 3, 4) through a selective admission process. Students with the highest ranking based on the following criteria are accepted into the professional portion.
The program application is the second phase in the selective application process and should be completed upon meeting the following requirements:
A minimum 2.8 GPA in all college work attempted, based on a 4.0 scale in the last 30 hours.
Satisfactory completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better for each course:
Additional points are earned in the selection process for:
This application is open for the fall and is due no later than February 15th for the following August start.
Direct patient contact within the Radiation Therapy Program makes it necessary for all students entering the program to provide verification of specific immunizations. In addition, certain technical standards must be met due to the physically demanding nature of radiation therapy.
All candidates who receive acceptance must provide proof of immunity to and/or immunizations for the following communicable diseases*:
*Note: this list could change based on circumstances out of our control (i.e.: COVID pandemic); students will be notified of any such changes should they arise.
At NKU, we believe that learning is not confined to the classroom, which is why our Radiation Therapy Program includes clinical practicum courses in seven semesters of the program.
Students must be prepared to travel to clinic sites within a 60 mile radius of NKU.
During the regular school year students are in clinic 2 days/week, 8 hours/day.
During the summer terms, students are in clinic for 5 weeks, Mon-Th/8 hours/day and Fri/4 hours/day.
The radiation therapy program at NKU provides students the opportunity to enter into a rapidly advancing field, poised on the cutting-edge scientific progress, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, in a growing profession that offers a fulfilling and promising future.
Graduates can find employment in hospitals and outpatient cancer centers. Career advancement opportunities, with additional education and experience, include medical dosimetry, management and administration.
Julie Lasley, Ph.D, R.T. (R) (T)
Radiation Therapy Program Director
School of Allied Health
Founders Hall | FH 495 E
The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Program at Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Standards for an Accredited Educational Program are provided in the Student Handbook, along with instructions to pursue allegations of non-compliance with the Standards to the JRCERT.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
While at the hospital/outpatient center, students deliver radiation treatments to patients under the supervision of registered therapists and physicians employed at the clinical sites.
The radiation therapy program is affiliated with 16 hospitals/outpatient cancer centers in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati/Dayton area.