Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long is the program and is there a summer term?
A: The program is 5 continuous semesters and you must attend one summer session in between the first and second year.
Q. When will I be involved with classes and clinicals?
A: The first semester is just didactic classes with some clinical observations after fall break. You can expect to be in class on Mondays and Wednesdays all day, with some clinicals, 3-4 days maximum, on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. In the second semester, class will be on Mondays and Wednesdays with clinicals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The last 3 semesters, class will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with clinicals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Q. If I am a radiographer, do I still need to take medical imaging and radiobiology?
A. These courses tackle specific topics and issues that pertain solely to Radiation Oncology which were not covered in your radiography education.
Q. Are there additional expenses besides tuition?
A: Yes. You are responsible for your books and classroom supplies (pens, pencils, calculator, notebooks, binders, etc), scrubs, background check and transportation to clinical sites.
Q. Where are clinical sites located?
A: Our clinical sites are in Louisville, KY, Jeffersonville, IN, Elizabethtown, KY.
Q. Is the program accredited?
A: Yes. The program has programmatic accreditation through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the only programmatic accreditor for Radiation Therapy Programs.
Q. Will students be able to attend any professional meetings?
A. Yes. Our students attend our national annual radiation therapy conference. In 2018, faculty and students attended the conference in San Antonio, TX and in 2019, we will be attending the conference in Chicago, IL.