Radiation Therapy

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

Overview

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

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to treat cancer. Learn about the treatment and care of patients with cancer using radiation. As a radiation therapist, you will work as a vital part of the cancer treatment team, employ various forms of radiation in diagnostic and therapeutic care of patients. Radiation therapy is one of the fastest growing primary health care fields.

This is an accredited program offered in collaboration with The Michener Institute of Education for UHN. 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.

Sydney Girard

Radiation therapy is a unique program as it is a joint program between Laurentian University and the Michener Institute for Applied Sciences. Classes in our program are small and offer ample one-on-one time with professors if needed. It also allows us students to create a bond with our peers and work as a group through learning modules.

This program offers a unique opportunity where we can choose between a number of cities and work side by side with a number of health-care workers in an interprofessional clinical setting. This year long placement is the perfect experience to help you grow and prepare you for the working field. I would recommend this program to any student looking for a perfect blend of sciences and health care who can excel through self directed learning.

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