Tennessee Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges


Radiation therapist are hired to treat cancer patients using specialized equipment that eliminate malignant growths in and on the human body. Radiation therapy is one of the fastest growing area of study in the medical industry and has a high earning potential without needing years of school. Completion of a radiation therapy degree in Tennessee is a good career choice for prospective students interested in both helping patients and working with cutting-edge technology.

Baptist College of Health Sciences

1003 Monroe Ave Third Floor
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 572-2644
Director: Julia L Kunkle-Lasley

Available Programs

Program Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (BHS) 100% 70% 100%

BCHS offers a 4 year Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences with an option in Radiation Therapy that is JRCERT accredited. The school has been offering the program since 1975.

Clinical Locations

  • Baptist Center for Cancer Care – DeSoto – Southaven MS, 38671
  • Baptist Center for Cancer Care – Memphis – Memphis TN, 38120
  • St. Francis Hospital – Memphis TN, 38119
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Memphis TN, 38105

Application Deadline: March 1st

Seats Available: 14

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • $39,894.00 regardless of residency

Chattanooga State Community College

4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 697-3336
Director: Lisa D Legg

Available Programs

Program Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology 85% 91% 90%

The Radiation Therapy Technology certificate offered at Chattanooga State Community college is a 12 month program for ARRT Registered Radiation Therapist. The program starts during the Fall semester and is held every other week on Thursday and Friday.


  1. Graduate from an accredited program in Radiologic Technology and be ARRT registry eligible,* or
  2. Be a current ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist, or
  3. Have completed all course work in the Pre-Radiation Therapy Curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). *
  4. Note: Registry-eligible applicants must successfully complete the ARRT exam in radiologic technology before completing the Radiation Therapy Technology program.

Selection Process

  • High school GPA
  • College and Radiologic Technology GPA
  • ARRT Radiologic Technology exam score
  • Personal Interview to gauge skill in communication and problem solving, relevant work experience and true desire
    to become a radiation therapist.

Clinical Locations

  • Gateway – Vanderbilt Cancer Treatment Center – Clarksville TN, 37040
  • Maury Regional Hospital – Columbia TN, 38401
  • Vanderbilt Center for Radiation Oncology – Nashville TN, 37232-5671
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Franklin – Franklin TN, 37067

Application Deadline: Mid April, students will be notified by mid June

Seats Available: 22

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • In-State: $4,314.50
  • Out of State: $12,283.50

Vanderbilt Center for Radiation Oncology

1301 22Nd Ave South B-902 Tvc
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 343-9238
Director: Adrian G Newson

This program has been discontinued starting 2013

Typical Curriculum

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

  • Clinical Setups I-II
  • Mathematics for Health Science
  • Radiation Physics I
  • Introduction to Radiation Therapy II
  • Quality Assurance

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

Enrollment Considerations

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


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