Nebraska Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapy is an area of the medical field projected to keep expanding and offering numerous job opportunities in the near future. Radiation therapists have an important role in the management of cancer, using specialized equipment to target and eliminate cancerous growths. Completion of a radiation therapy degree in Nebraska is a good career choice for prospective students interested in both helping patients and working with cutting-edge technology.

Program Requirements

For applicants of radiation therapist schools in Nebraska, you might need to complete a selection of related general education courses like biology and math. Furthermore, colleges might require you to complete basic level healthcare courses like health information technology and medical terminology so you will be ready for the radiation therapy courses. In some cases, radiation therapy schools in Nebraska may even demand you finish degrees in radiography and pass the related certifications exams because it is closely related to radiation therapy.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

984545 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
Phone: (402) 559-4236
Director: Lisa A Bartenhagen

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
BS Radiation Science Technology 12 Months 100% 100% 96%

UNMC offers the only Radiation Therapy program in Nebraska and it is accredited by JRCERT and North Central Association of Colleges, and Schools. It is only available to individuals that are certified by the ARRT for Radiography and have completed an accredited Radiologic Technology program.

Students must have also completed the following courses:

  • English Composition (6 semester hours)
  • College Algebra (3 semester hours)
  • Statistics (3 semester hours)
  • Chemistry with Lab (4 semester hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (4 semester hours)
  • General Physics (4 semester hours) in addition to Radiography Physics
  • Medical Terminology (2 semester hours)
  • Speech / Oral Communications / Public Speaking (3 semester hours)
  • Humanities (Psychology and Sociology preferred) or Social Sciences (6 semester hours)

Acceptance into the program are based on the follow criteria:

  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.00 scale).
  • A radiography program grade point average of  3.5 or higher (on a 4.00 scale)
  • A math & science grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Strong motivation to become a radiation therapist based on a thorough understanding of the profession.
  • Prior work or volunteer experience in health care.
  • Significant extracurricular, professional, or service organization involvement and activity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the personal written statement in the application and in the interview.
  • Personal qualities relating to maturity and professionalism as demonstrated in the interview and letters of recommendation.
  • Nebraska residency.

This Radiation Therapy program is unique in that students can complete this program on a part-time basis. It is meant for working professionals in radiologic technology that want to forward their career and their education.

Application Deadline: No deadline, accepted each semester.

Seats Available: 8

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • $15,130.50 residents/ $33,405.50 non-residents.
    • The tuition will be higher if students take longer to complete the classes because of yearly tuition hikes.

Typical Curriculum

To successfully earn a radiation therapy degree in Nebraska, candidates will need to complete a range of courses covering relevant topics such as:

  • College writing
  • Clinical Anatomy I-II
  • Principles of Radiography
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Treatment Planning I-II

Additional training in radiation therapy theories, procedures, and safety measures is an integral part of any program in a NE radiation therapy school as well. Hands-on training with radiation therapy devices are also offered for advanced students in lots of of these programs. The duration of the coursework in radiation therapy schools in Nebraska can be from one to two years, dependent upon specific schools.

Enrollment Considerations

If you’re ready to apply to a radiation therapist school in Nebraska, make sure to consider the volume of prerequisites that you have already met if you are already in school. Then use our site to obtain the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

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