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A Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy from Northern Kentucky University prepares students to work in the field of radiation oncology as radiation therapists. Radiation therapy uses various types of radiation, high energy x-rays and radioactive substances to destroy cancer cells, shrink tumors and/or alleviate certain cancer-related symptoms. As a radiation therapist, you will deliver the radiation dosage to the patient as prescribed by a radiation oncologist.


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.

Program Contact Information

Julie Lasley, Ph.D, R.T. (R) (T) 
Radiation Therapy Program Director, School of Allied Health



The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Program at Northern Kentcuky University is currently seeking accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.


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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.

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 12 hospitals/outpatient cancer centers in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati/Dayton area.