Wisconsin Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapist are hired to deal with cancer patients using specialized equipment that destroy malignant growths in and on the body. Radiation therapy is one of the fastest growing area of study in the healthcare industry and has a high earning potential without needing years of school. By finishing a radiation therapy degree in Wisconsin, you will have the opportunity to help patients as well as use cutting-edge technology.

Program Requirements

Radiation therapist schools in Wisconsin often require completing general education undergraduate courses before applying for admission to a radiation therapy program. Some programs may also require completion of newbie healthcare courses such as medical terminology or health information technology. Since radiography and radiation therapy are closely relevant, some radiation therapy schools in Wisconsin even demand completion of a degree in radiography and a passing score on its associated certification exam.

University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse

1725 State Street 4094 Hsc
Lacrosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-6979
Director: Melissa R Weege

Available Programs

Program Length Completion Rate ARRT Pass % Job Placement
Bachelors of Science in Radiation Therapy 48 Months 100% 95% 96%

University of Wisconsin has the only Radiation Therapy program in Wisconsin and it is accredited by JRCERT. It is a four year long full-time Bachelor’s program. Students spend their first 2 years completing general education courses and prerequisites and their last 6 semesters on pre-professional and professional courses. The clinical internship portion will take place during the senior year beginning July for 13 months.

Applicants are able to apply to the RT program once all general education courses and prerequisites are completed or at least register for usually during the Spring of the sophomore or junior year.

Requirements

  • Complete all general education coursework
  • Complete all pre-professional coursework
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Must complete all per-professional course with with at least a C or better grade.
  • Minimum of 40 hours of radiation therapy observation hours
  • Two to three references
  • Personal statement on why they should admit you.
  • Transcripts
  • Send everything to:
    • UW-L RT Program
      1725 State St
      4033 HSC
      La Crosse, WI 54601

Improve Your Chances

Students that want a leg up on their application might want to do the following:

  • Get patient-care healthcare experience (CNA, EMT, pharmacy tech, phlebotomist, radiographer, etc.)
  • Get healthcare volunteering experience
  • Participate in campus professional organizations (RT Club, Colleges Against Cancer, Relay for Life).

Application Deadline: December 15th, acceptance by March

Seats Available: 50

Estimated Cost of Entire Program

  • In state: $61,182.47
  • Out of state: $111,902.37

Typical Curriculum

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

  • Record Keeping
  • Clinical Anatomy I-II
  • Radiation Physics II
  • Radiobiology
  • Treatment Planning I-II

Additional training in radiation therapy theories, procedures, and safety precautions is an integral part of any program in a WI radiation therapy school as well. Hands-on training with radiation therapy tools are also offered for advanced students in many of these programs. The duration of the coursework in radiation therapy schools in Wisconsin could be in the range of 1 to 2 years, dependent upon specific schools .

Enrollment Considerations

If you’re ready to apply to a radiation therapist school in Wisconsin, remember to look at the volume of prerequisites you have already met if you’re already in school. Then use our site to find the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

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