This program is for students who want to work in patient care using technology. This “high touch, high technology” field offers advancement opportunities. The radiation therapist uses creativity in a patient care environment with new technology. NHTI offers the only Radiation Therapy program in N.H. We offer students in northern New England the opportunity to enter Radiation Therapy with state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

The mission of this program is to educate and produce highly qualified radiation therapists through an objective-based didactic education and competency-based clinical education. Upon graduation, students:

  • Are clinically competent. They can select appropriate treatment setup factors, practice radiation protection, and be exposed to a variety of alternate treatment setups.
  • Can communicate effectively. They can articulate the setup procedure to the patient and practice effective communication with the Radiation Therapist community.
  • Use critical thinking. They can create a reproducible patient position in simulation and demonstrate competence when setting up an IMRT treatment.
  • Demonstrate professionalism. They can examine the importance of continued professional development and demonstrate professional and ethical behavior when interacting with patients and members of the healthcare team.

This program boasts excellent job opportunities with high employer satisfaction. Graduates are eligible to take
the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and find
employment in hospitals and private clinics.

NHTI’s Radiation Therapy degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Technology (JRCERT). The program will assure continued excellence through accreditation by JRCERT. For further information, please contact:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606
Tel: 312-704-5300; fax: 312-304-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Year201620172018201920205 yr. avg.
Pass Rate on Credentialing Exam63%100%100%57%100%79%
Job Placement Rate100%100%100%100%100%100%
Program Completion Rate100%71%57%64%75%71%

The number of graduates under “Job Placement Rate” may differ from the total number of graduates completing the program. JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as:

  • Graduate fails to communicate with program officials on employment status after multiple attempts.
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation.
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours.
  • Graduate is on active military duty and/or is continuing education.

 

We offer clinical rotations at eight oncology sites in N.H., six in Maine, and two in Mass. and Vt., offering students broad experience in procedures, equipment, and patients. Students can rotate to a different radiation oncology clinic each semester, enabling versatility.

 

For Fall 2021 Admission: Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete and received by the NHTI Admissions Office.

  • High school or college biology with lab and chemistry with lab, both with C or higher
  • College prep Algebra I with a C or higher, or NHTI’s MATH 092C with a C or higher
  • High school-level physics is recommended.
  • An essay on desire to enter Radiation Therapy field; instructions are available from Admissions Office
  • Complete a course in CPR and Airway Obstruction Management for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer before program registration
  • A personal interview with the Admissions Office

Students who wish to enter this program and are currently enrolled in another NHTI program must complete and submit the Change of Program form to the Admissions Office prior to the application deadline. 

 

Students must have sufficient strength and motor coordination to perform the following physical activities:

  • Standing and walking for up to eight hours during the work day
  • Frequent reaching and manual dexterity in handling accessory equipment for radiation therapy purposes
  • Frequently transporting, moving, and lifting items up to 40 lbs unassisted
  • Sufficient strength to assist patients from a wheelchair/stretcher to and from a treatment/simulation table

In addition, students must have:

  • No medical restrictions concerning operation of radiation producing equipment
  • Sufficient hearing to distinguish audio signals from equipment and assess patient needs
  • Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment, and evaluate radiographic quality
  • Visual acuity to work with analyzing data, figures, and small print, and visual inspection involving small
    details. Vision must be maintained within dim lighting
  • Sufficient writing skills to communicate needs promptly and effectively.
  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, including activities that convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families, and other employees
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations
  • Ability to work with wide variations in workload and stress levels
  • Approval of the clinical facility if there is any question of meeting essential functions

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
BIOL 195CAnatomy and Physiology I324
RDTH 101CIntroduction to Radiation Therapy1303
RDTH 110CPrinciples and Practice of Radiation Therapy I1324
RDTH 115CPatient Care1101
    12
Spring Semester
BIOL 196CAnatomy and Physiology II324
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
RDTH 190CClinical Practice I1,20163
RDTH 215CSectional Anatomy and Pathology1303
    14
Summer Semester
MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
RDTH 150CMedical Imaging and Processing1202
RDTH 180CRadiologic Physics for the Radiation Therapist1202
RDTH 195CClinical Practice II1,20183
    11

Second Year

Fall Semester

CourseTitleCLLABCR
ENGL 120CCommunications303
RDTH 200CRadiation Protection and Biology1303
RCTH 210CPrinciples and Practice of Radiation Therapy II1324
RDTH 290CClinical Practice III1,20244
    14
Spring Semester
PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
RDTH 205CTreatment Planning1303
RDTH 220CRadiation Therapy Physics1303
RDTH 293CClinical Practice IV1,20244
    13
Summer Semester    
PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology303
RDTH 280CRegistry Review1101
RDTH 295CClinical Practice V1,20234
    8
Total Credits   72

1Indicates major field courses.  

2All students enrolled in a clinical course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. The following courses carry this charge: RDTH 190C, RDTH 195C, RDTH 290C, RDTH 293C and RDTH 295C.

 

  • Clinical Coordinator/Adjunct Professor

    Jennifer Cox

    Radiation Therapy
    Clinical Coordinator/Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Tammy Miron

    Radiation Therapy
    Adjunct Professor
  • Department Chair/Professor

    Amy VonKadich

    Diagnostic Medical Imaging | Orthopaedic Technology | Radiation Therapy | Radiologic Technology | Sonography
    Department Chair/Professor
    MacRury M112B

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