Radiation Therapy

Help conquer cancer. Become a key member of a patient’s treatment team


Work in a fast-growing health care field and learn to practice radiation therapy treatment with care, compassion, and respect.

Learn how radiation is used to treat patients with cancer. As a radiation therapist, you will work as a vital part of the cancer treatment team, use advanced technology to plan and treat patients on an individual basis, and provide patients with emotional support and assistance with managing treatment-related side-effects,

This is a direct-entry, accredited program offered in collaboration with The Michener Institute of Education for UHN, consisting of distance education, on-campus courses, and clinical placement. Students who successfully complete the program will receive both a BSc degree from Laurentian University and an Advanced Diploma in from The Michener Institute.

Learn more about life as a Radiation Therapy student, read 3rd-year student Jordan Aarssen's article on the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Science website.

Key Features

The only degree/diploma program in Ontario that grants entry into Radiation Therapy studies directly from high school.
Be part of provincial and national associations the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, through free membership.
An accredited program offered in collaboration with The Michener Institute of Education for UHN.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Radiation therapist
  • Graduate studies and research
  • Medicine

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

Future career opportunities as a Radiation Therapist include (but are not limited to): research, clinical specialist radiation therapist (CSRT), education, management, and medical equipment sales.  Radiation therapists can also go on to specialize in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examinations conducted by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Certification qualifies graduates to work across Canada and allows them to apply for registration with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).

Please note: the Michener-Laurentian Radiation Therapy Program is a direct entry program into the specialization of Radiation Therapy.  Upon acceptance to the program, no follow up application to specialize in this field is required.

Ella Proulx

As a graduate of the Michener-Laurentian Radiation Therapy Program, and a student entering the NOSM class of 2024, I can say that this program is an excellent stepping-stone for anyone interested in medicine. This competitive program, with a combination of in-person and distance education, will set you apart from hundreds of other medical school applicants, give you the tools to succeed in a high stakes environment and challenge you as a learner and a person.  

The unique 42-week clinical placement immerses you in the care of cancer patients which teaches skills that cannot be taught in a classroom. You will learn how to empathize, communicate, and connect with patients. Being a critical member of a patient’s health care teams give you the opportunity to excel in the clinical setting. If you are looking for a program that will challenge you academically and challenge your outlook on life, the Radiation Therapy Program is right for you. 

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