Radiation Therapy

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

Students have the opportunity through free membership to be part of provincial and national associations the Ontario Association of medical Radiation Sciences and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.

As a student member, you can become involved in the association through various committees, attend educational events held in your regional section and the annual general conferences where you can meet other students from the varying disciplines of Medical Radiation Technology. 

Admission Interview

For consideration of admission to the program, applicants that meet the admission requirements and have the highest academic performance within the pool of applicants will be invited for an interview. A panel comprised of members of Laurentian University, The Michener Institute and The Northeast Cancer Centre communities will conduct the interviews. Applicants will be considered for admission according to their overall ranking (academics and interview). 

Department of Physics

More information about the on-going research and activities at the Department of Physics can be found on this website.

Academic Advisor

Email: radiationtherapy@laurentian.ca

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 Physics

1 grade 12 Biology

1 grade 12 Chemistry

1 other grade 12 U/M course

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Admission Interview

For consideration of admission to the program, applicants that meet the admission requirements and have the highest academic performance within the pool of applicants will be invited for an interview. A panel comprised of members of Laurentian University, The Michener Institute, and The Northeast Cancer Centre communities will conduct the interviews. Applicants will be considered for admission according to their overall ranking (academics and interview).


Interviews for the September 2019 intake will be taking place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, at Laurentian University's Sudbury Campus.  This will be the only day interviews will be conducted.  A tour of the Northeast Cancer Center will be available on the same day for interested applicants.


Alternate Interview Information

For those successful candidates selected for an interview, who cannot physically attend an in-person interview, an alternate virtual interview can be arranged. Please contact radiationtherapy@laurentian.ca for details.


For additional information, please contact: radiationtherapy@laurentian.ca. 

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.


Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.



Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Radiation Therapy

Total 135 credits


Specialization in Radiation Therapy

First Year

BIOL 1506E     Biology I

BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology

CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I*

CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II

MATH 1036E     Calculus I**

MATH 1037E     Calculus II

     OR   MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

PHYS 1206E     Physics for Life Sciences I

PHYS 1207E     Physics for Life Sciences II

3 elective credits from list below


*  Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

** Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.


Second Year

INTE 2116E     Introduction to Oncology

INTE 2126E     Interprofessional Education in Health Care

PHYS 2506E     Medical Radiation Physics

PHYS 3306E     Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

PHYS 3506E     Physics of Medical Imaging

PHYS 3507E     Physics of Radiation Therapy

RADS 2006E     Patient Care I#

RADS 3416E     Sectional Anatomy#

PHIL 3346E     Bioethics: Case Studies

STAT 2126E     Introduction to Statistics


Spring Session (after Second Year)

RADS 2007E     Clinical I#

RADS 3426E     Health Care Systems#


Third Year

INDG 3256E     Indigenous Health and Wellness

INTE 3206E     Interprofessional Collabration

INTE 3307E     Research Methods for the Health Sciences

RADS 3006E     Patient Care II#

RADS 3056E     Radiation Therapy Technique I#

RADS 3057E     Radiation Therapy Technique II#

RADS 3106E     Radiation Science 3: Treatment Planning I#

RADS 3107E     Radiation Science 3: Treatment Planning II#

RADS 3206E     Clinical Oncology I#

RADS 3207E     Clinical Oncology II#

3 elective credits from list below


Spring Session (after Third Year)

RADS 3004E     Clinical II#


Fourth Year

PHYS 4505E     Research Project

RADS 4004E     Clinical III#

RADS 4014E     Clinical IV#


# Students must attain a minimum grade of 60% or “S” (Satisfactory) on all RADS courses.

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.


Elective list

ANTR 3047E     Medical Ecology & Public Health
ANTR 3086E     Medical Anthropology
ANTR 3087E     Ethnomedicine: Cross Cultural Healing
ENGL 1561E     Business Communication
COST 2447E     Interpersonal Communication
FORS 3036E     Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
GERO 3216E     The Aging Body
GERO 3326E     Food and Nutrition in Later Life
GERO 1017E     Introduction to Gerontology II: Caring for the Elderly in Canada
SWLF 1007E     Introduction to Social work

Program regulations

a) Students must obtain at least 60 % for the following RADS courses:

RADS 2006     RADS 2007     RADS 3004
RADS 3006     RADS 3056     RADS 3057
RADS 3106     RADS 3107     RADS 3206
RADS 3207     RADS 3416     RADS 3426
RADS 4004     RADS 4014

b) Students must obtain at least 60% for all program-mandated Physics, INTE, Biology and
Forensics courses:
PHYS 1206/1207 (or PHYS 1006/1007)

PHYS 2506     PHYS 3506      PHYS 3507     PHYS 3306
PHYS 4505     INTE 3307       FORS 3036
BIOL 1506      INTE 2126       BIOL 2105

c) A student failing (not obtaining 60% in each course) half (50%) of his/her course load in year 1, 2 or 3 of the Program will be asked to withdraw from the program.


BIOL-1506EL - Biology I CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I CHMI-1007EL - General Chemistry II MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Science I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Science II BIOL-2105EL - Human Anatomy and Physiology INTE-2116EL - Introduction to Oncology INTE-2126EL - Interprofessional Education in Health Care PHYS-2506EL - Medical Radiation Physics PHYS-2506EL - Medical Radiation Physics RADS-2006EL - Patient Care I RADS-2007EL - Clinical I STAT-2126EL - Introduction to Statistics INDG-3256EL - Aboriginal Health and Wellness
INTE-3307EL - Research Methods for the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Practice PHIL-3346EL - Bioethics for Health Providers PHYS-3306EL - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection PHYS-3506EL - Physics of Medical Imaging PHYS-3507EL - Physics of Radiation Therapy RADS-3004EL - Clinical II RADS-3006EL - Patient Care II RADS-3056EL - Radiation Therapy Technique I RADS-3057EL - Radiation Therapy Technique II RADS-3106EL - Radiation Science 3 - Treatment Planning I RADS-3107EL - Radiation Science 3 - Treatment Planning II RADS-3206EL - Clinical Oncology I RADS-3207EL - Clinical Oncology II PHYS-4505EL - Research Project RADS-4004EL - Clinical III RADS-4014EL - Clinical IV
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