Ohio Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapy is an area of the healthcare industry projected to keep expanding and offering many employment opportunities in the future. Radiation therapists have an important role in the management of cancer, using specialized equipment to focus on and eliminate cancerous growths. By completing a radiation therapy degree in Ohio, you will have the choice to make a difference in people lives while using cutting-edge medical solutions.

Program Requirements

For applicants of radiation therapist schools in Ohio, you may need to complete several related general education courses like biology and math. Moreover, colleges may need you to complete novice 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 Ohio may even call for you complete degrees in radiography and pass the related certifications exams because it is closely related to radiation therapy.

All three school belows are accredited by JRCERT.

Kent State University – Salem

2491 State Route 45 South
Salem, OH 44460 Phone: (330) 337-4133
Director: Victoria L Migge

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
BS in in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology (RT) 48 Months 100% 95% 95%
BS in in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology (RT+RadTech) 32 Months 100% 95% 95%

Kent State offers two options for individuals that want to enter Radiation Therapy:

Option 1: Complete an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology and then 5 semesters (16 month) for Radiation Therapy

Option 2: Complete 3 years of general education courses and prerequisites and then 5 semester of Radiation therapy Courses

Admissions Requirements (to RT portion)

  • Grade Point Average: Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at application submission and must maintain 2.75 GPA at end of spring semester 2013.
  • Algebra for Calculus (College Algebra) and Intuitive Calculus with a grade of “C” or better
  • Anatomy & Physiology or Structure and Function with a grade of “C” or better
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry with a grade of “C” or better (Option I only)
  • Physics with a grade of “C” or better (see option 1 or 2 for physics requirements)
  • Introduction to Human Communication (speech) prior to program start
  • Completion of the majority of Kent Core Requirements and Diversity courses
  • Completion of medical terminology prior to program start
  • Completion of computer course prior to program start
  • Completion of electives for option 2 applicants prior to program start
  • One non-developmental math, one biology and the medical terminology courses must have been completed within the last 7 years or these three courses must be repeated by the end of spring semester 2013. Any applicant who is currently working in the medical profession (with appropriate documentation) is exempt from the 7 year rule for med term.

Acceptance Criteria

Cumulative GPA and number of college course hours completed

Point system for the following classes:
A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 1 point, D or F = 0 points.
1) Algebra for Calculus & Intuitive Calculus plus one higher level math
2) Structure and Function or Anatomy and Physiology plus up to two additional biology courses
3) One Chemistry course equivalent to CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry or higher
4) Either one College physics or one Radiologic Technology Physics
*If classes were repeated, the final grade will be averaged

Math and biology courses above the requirements will be given additional points.

Clinical Sites

Students are rotated between 2-4 different sites every semester.

  • Akron General Medical Center – Akron OH, 44307
  • Cancer Treatment Center – Wooster OH, 44691
  • Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland OH, 44195
  • Forum Health – Trumbull Memorial Hospital – Warren OH, 44482
  • HMHP Boardman Cancer Center – Boardman OH, 44512
  • Mercy Medical Center – Canton OH, 44708
  • Partners for Urology Health – Austintown OH, 44515
  • Radiation Oncology Center – Alliance OH, 44601
  • Robinson Radiation Therapy – Ravenna OH, 44266
  • Salem Cancer Care Center – Salem OH, 44460
  • Salem Community Hospital – Salem OH, 44460
  • St. Joseph Health Center – Warren OH, 44484
  • Summa Health System – Akron OH, 44304
  • University Hospitals/Seidman Cancer Center – Cleveland OH, 44106

Application Deadline: April 1st

Seats Available: 36

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • Bachelor’s for Radiologic Technology + Radiation Therapy: $37,089.90 (Resident)/$92,801.70 (Out of state)
  • Bachelor’s for Radiologic Technology + Radiation Therapy$34,067.76 (Resident)/$85,240.08 (Out of state)

The Ohio State University

300 W Tenth Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-6203
Director: Ruth M Hackworth

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 48 Months 100% 100% 96%
A.S. to Bachelor’s of Science 48 Months 100% 100% 96%

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences degree is a 6 semester long professional degree, after completion of 2 years of general education and prerequisites. There are no part-time or evening only because many of the courses must be completed in series and are only offered once a year.

The Associate to Baccalaureate program is available to applicants that hold a certificate in radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or sonography from ARRT, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate Board (NMTCB0, or the American Registry of Diagnostic medical Sonography (ARDMS). It is not meant for people that are already certified in radiation therapy, but carry only an Associates degree.

Admissions Requirements (applies to both entrance option)

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required in all coursework taken at all accredited institutions. All post-secondary
    coursework is considered.
    • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA in science courses (regular entrance)
  • Completion of general education and prerequisite coursework by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning of
    the final year of professional coursework in the following summer semester.
  • Eight hours of documented direct patient contact in a Department of Radiation Oncology.
  • Three letters of recommendation mailed to:
    • Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Division
      Attention: Dr. Nina Kowalczyk
      340 Atwell Hall, 453 W. 10th Avenue
      Columbus, Ohio 43210

Admission Decisions

Most admission decisions will be made during spring semester. Any updated official transcripts from non-OSU educational institutions must be sent to Professional Admissions as soon as possible in order to accurately update applicant files in the OSU database.​​​​

Clinical Sites

  • Grant Medical Center – Ohio Health Corporation – Columbus OH, 43215
  • JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center – Columbus OH, 43212-3117
  • Mid Ohio Oncology & Hematology, Zangmeister Center – Columbus OH, 43219
  • Mt. Carmel East Hospital – Columbus OH, 43213
  • Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital – Westerville OH, 43081
  • Mt. Carmel West Hospital – Columbus OH, 43222
    Riverside Methodist Hospital – Columbus OH, 43214
  • The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute – Columbus OH, 43210

Application Deadline: January 31st

Seats Available: 24

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • $38,844.00 (Residents)/$99,036.00 (Out of State)

University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash

234 Goodman Ave Mail Locn 757
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 584-9099
Director: Carolyn D Hollan

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Associates of Applied Science 24 Months 73% 75% 100%
Certificate 14 Months 73% 75% 100%
Bachelor’s in Radiation Science (RT Option) 48 Months 73% 75% 100%

University of Cincinnati offers 3 separate program for aspiring Radiation Therapist. The certificate program is for practicing Radiographers, Associates is for people that do not have any experience, and the Bachelor’s degree is for graduates of a Radiologic Technology or Radiation Therapy degree that want to move into more administrative or management role.

Admission Requirements

  • High school algebra I and II, geometry, biology and chemistry with grade of "C" or better; physics is also recommended.
  • ACT composite score of 19 or combined scores of 875 on the SAT.
  • Prospective students who do not meet these academic requirements will be given the opportunity to make up their deficiencies within the radiation therapy program.
  • Following observation in a radiation therapy department, students must complete a self-assessment form concerning the technical standards of the program.
  • Prior to the freshman year, students must complete a UC health screening form.
  • *ARRT Registered Radiographer (only for certificate)
  • *Associates degree in Radiologic Science or Radiation Therapy (for Bachelor’s Degree)

Application Deadline: February 1st

Seats Available: 24

Typical Curriculum

To complete a radiation therapy degree in Ohio, applicants will need to take and pass some of the courses below:

  • Methods of Patient Care
  • Mathematics for Health Science
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiobiology
  • Physics

For numerous programs in a OH radiation therapy school, you will probably learn safety measures as a result of the delicate nature of the equipment and work. The coursework and duration of degree at radiation therapy schools in Ohio can vary, nevertheless, you should expect to complete your coursework in 1 to 2 years.

Enrollment Considerations

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

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