Radiation Therapy

FOR STUDENTS STARTING THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AUTUMN SEMESTER 2014
GRADUATION 2016
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is a school in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. SHRS is nationally
recognized as a leader in practice-based health care education. For more than five decades, SHRS has prepared students to achieve
personal and professional excellence, as they pursue an exciting career in healthcare.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Radiation therapy involves treating disease with penetrating beams of high-energy radiation, primarily in the treatment
of cancer. Therapists are responsible for accurately planning, recording, interpreting and administering the treatment prescribed by
radiation oncologists. During simulation, therapists use CT scans to help physicians in localizing and outlining anatomical areas requiring
treatment. Therapists utilize linear accelerators to deliver a prescribed dose of radiation to the tumor volume during treatment.
ADMISSION & APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements and submit requested materials to be considered for admission.
The application deadline for students beginning the program in autumn semester 2014 professional admission is January 31th, 2013.
1. An electronic application is available online at http://www.professional.osu.edu/alliedmed.asp which should be completed and
submitted with all required supplemental documents.
2. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required in all coursework taken at all accredited institutions. All post-secondary coursework is
considered. Although a 2.5 GPA is the minimum, the average GPA is typically higher than a 3.3.
3. Completion of prerequisite courses by the end of Spring Semester 2013 prior to enrollment in the professional program.
4. Eight (8) hours of documented direct patient contact experience in a Department of Sonography. Inform the scheduling administrator
that you require observation in Sonography. Documentation forms can be found online under Application Procedures in the Traditional
Program Admissions section of the Future Students tab on the Rad Sci website by clicking on the “Documentation of
Applicant’s Radiology Patient Contact Hours” hyperlink.
5. The division may request a personal interview. Knowledge of the profession & personal career goals will be evaluated at this time.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: The minimum total semester credit hours required for graduation is 120 hours.
GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM (46-60 semester hours)
Students must complete the General Education (GE) curriculum before graduating from the University.

Writing (6 hours)
Math (3 hours)
Data Analysis (3 hours)
Science (10 hours)
Social Science (6 hours)
Historical Study (3 hours)

Historical Study or Culture & Ideas (3 hours)
Art (3 hours)
Literature (3 hours)
Social Diversity in the US (0-3 hours)
Global Studies (0-6 hours)
Open Options (6 hours)

ADMISSION & PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
Students who are applying to the Radiation Therapy program must have completed at least 36 semester credit hours including all of
the following admission prerequisite courses or their equivalent with a C- or higher by the end of spring semester. Students who
have completed or are in the process of completing both the admission and program prerequisites and wish to apply must have
completed at least 69 credit hours. All prerequisites courses or their equivalent must be completed with a C- or higher by the end of
spring term prior to enrollment in the professional program. ***Admission prerequisites should be taken before program
prerequisites. The grades of these courses play a role in the ranking of potential applicants.
-once admitted, three years of schooling

Admission Prerequisites:
Math 1150
Statistics 1350
Sociology 1101
Psychology 1100
Biology 1101 or 1113
Physics 1200 and 1201
English 1110

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-once admitted, two years of schooling

Program Prerequisites:
Anatomy 2300
HTHRHSC 5370
HTHRHSC 2500
Radiologic Sciences & Therapy 3200
GE Second Writing Course
EEOB 2520
Chemistry 1110 (Highly Recommended)
HTHRHSC 5500

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PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM (69 semester hours)
The professional curriculum includes courses available to students who have been admitted to the professional program. It is completed in
sequence and there is no provision for part-time or evening-only enrollment.
SUGGESTED SCHEDULING PLAN
The following plan demonstrates how students may complete the Radiation Therapy program in nine semesters. The term and year in which
some pre-professional courses are placed can be adjusted to meet the individual needs of students. It is assumed that students following this
plan will begin the professional coursework in autumn 2014.
THE COURSE OFFERINGS ARE A TENTATIVE PLAN AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Year 1
2012-2013

Year 2
2013-2014

Autumn
HTHRHSC 1100 (1)
Math 1150 (5)
Physics 1200 (5)
Biology 1101 or 1113 (4)
GE (3)

Total (18)
Spring
English 1110 (3)
Physics 1201 (5)
Psychology 1100 (3)
Statistics 1350 (3)
Sociology 1101 (3)

Total (17)

Autumn
Anatomy 2300 (4)
Rad Sci 3200 (2)
Second Writing Course(3)
HTHRHSC 2500Medical Terminology (3)
GE (3)
GE (3)
Total (18)
HTHRHSC 5500Intro to Path (4)*
HTHRHSC 5370US Healthcare System (3)*
HTHRHSC 2200 (1)
EEOB 2520 (3)
GE (3) or
Chemistry 1100 (5)**
highly recommended
Total (14-16)

Year 3
2014-2015

Year 4
2015-2016

Autumn
RadSci 3389-Radiologic Sci. Practicum (2)
RadSci 3573-Applied Rad Onc I (3)
RadSci 3414-RT Equip & Instrumentation I (4)
HTHRHSC 5900Research Design in Biomed Sci (3)
Rad Sci 3310 – Intro to Rad Sci (5)
RadSci 3200 (transfer students) (2)
Total (17-19)
Spring
RadSci 3471-Radiologic Physics (3)
RadSci 3574-Applied Rad Onc 2 (3)
RadSci 3483-Dosimetry (3)
Rad Sci 3672- Rad Sectional Anatomy (3)
RadSci 3289–Rad Therapy Practicum I (5)

Autumn
RadSci 4482-Radiation Therapy Physics II (3)
RadSci 4485-Treatment Planning (2)
RadSci 4670- Radiation Biology/Protection (2)
RadSci 4489 – Radiation Therapy Practicum IV (6)

Total (17)
May AND Summer Terms
RadSci 4530-Quality Mgmt in Rad Sci (3)
RadSci 4389- Rad Therapy Practicum III (6)
RadSci 4478-Radiation Therapy Physics I (3)
Total (12)

Total (15)

Total (13)
Spring
RadSci 4618-Clinical Radiation Oncology (2)
RadSci 4630- Transitions to Clinical Practice 1 (2)
RadSci 4589 – Radiation Therapy Practicum V (8)
RadSci 5389 – Admin & QM in the Rad Sci (3)

*These courses are only open to students in declared SHRS majors and will require permission of instructor for registration
**CHEMISTRY 1110 is a recommended elective for the Radiologic Sciences and Therapy program

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
It is strongly recommended that prospective students attend an information session or schedule an appointment with an academic advisor
in the Office of Student Services. Detailed information can be accessed online at the SHRS website. Baccalaureate degree-holders,
transfer, international, and student athletes are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Office of Student Services to discuss
special circumstances which may apply.

Office of Student Services
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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127 Atwell Hall, 453 West 10 Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-1706
HRSStudentaffairs@osumc.edu

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Kevin D. Evans, PhD.
Director, Division of Radiologic Sciences and Therapy
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340 Atwell Hall, 453 West 10 Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-0571
evans.36@osu.edu

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