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Radiation Therapy (RDT) Program Information

Bachelor of Science


Curriculum Accreditation Performance


This program is an allied health discipline, which utilizes radiation for the treatment of cancer and cancer related diseases. The radiation therapist plays an integral role in the management team of physicians, physicists, and other allied health personnel. The professional has the unique opportunity to blend knowledge and skills of mathematics, medical science, and psychology in his or her everyday work. The radiation therapist has the opportunity of knowing patients over a period of several months, and becoming an integral part of their healthcare.


This program is offered on the following campus: Jackson (JK)
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Radiation Therapy (RDT) Program (BS)

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Program Waiver / Handbook

Program Mission & Outcomes


The Mission of the Baker College Radiation Therapy Program is to provide a high quality education that will enable our graduates to have successful careers in radiation therapy. This is accomplished by providing:

  • Access to state of the art equipment both in our labs and at our clinical facilities.
  • A bachelor degree level curriculum.
  • Competency based clinical rotations at a variety of clinical facilities.


Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

To that end the following goals have been established:


1. Our students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will exhibit proficient written communication skills.

2. Our students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills to solve a given problem.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to recognize correct field positioning.

3. Our students will demonstrate professionalism.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professionalism at clinic
  • Students will produce a plan for their professional career development.

4. Our graduates will be clinically competent entry level radiation therapists

Student learning outcome:

  • Students will demonstrate ability to ensure patient safety.
  • Students will demonstrate correct radiation safety protection.


Course Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

Yes,  Background Check required.  Visit the Background Checks page for more information.


Additional Program Information

Limited Enrollment Program Information

Application Semester: Spring     Health Science Limited Enrollment Application Spring 2020

Admission Exam: Test of Required Academic Skills (TEAS), 30% of ranking

Additional Information:  Health Science Limited Enrollment Program

Required Courses:
Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical or work site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. All students having successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements, are eligible to apply. Admittance criteria for all limited enrollment health science programs features a common set of prerequisite courses prior to acceptance to their selected program. Students have the opportunity to apply to multiple limited enrollment programs due to the common set of required courses used for the selection process.

General Education Courses

(Minimum Grade C)

Required Courses

(Minimum Grade B- )

Weighted Courses

(Minimum Grade B- )

(70% of Ranking)

ENG 1010 HSC 1010 BIO 1210
ENG 1020   BIO 1211
MTH 1110   BIO 1220
MTH 1120   BIO 1221
PSY 1110   BIO 2150
SPK 2010    


Students may attempt to earn a seat in a Limited Enrollment program up to two times. An attempt is defined as having completed all prerequisite coursework at or above the minimum grade required, completed the entrance exam, but were not awarded a seat due to their standing and limited seat capacity. Students reapplying must complete the program reapplication process including submitting a new application.

Note:  If you are a new transfer student or currently completing a required course at another institution, you must request an Official Transcript be sent to Baker College.  Your Official Transcript must be received by 5:00 pm the last Friday of the semester.  If you have previously provided your Official Transcript, you do not need to supply it again.


Library Resources

Visit the Baker College Research Guide page for library research resources for this program.

For additional Library and Learning Support Services, visit our Academic Resource Center.


Clinical / Work Experience Information

For information about when to apply, how to apply, and application requirements, please visit our Work Experience Information web page.

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Career Readiness

Visit the Career Readiness page for more information and resources on preparing for your future career.

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