Help conquer cancer. Become a key member of a patient’s treatment team
Work in a fast-growing health care field and learn to practice radiation therapy treatment with care, compassion, and respect.
Learn how radiation is used to treat patients with cancer. As a radiation therapist, you will work as a vital part of the cancer treatment team, use advanced technology to plan and treat patients on an individual basis, and provide patients with emotional support and assistance with managing treatment-related side-effects,
This is a direct-entry, accredited program offered in collaboration with The Michener Institute of Education for UHN, consisting of distance education, on-campus courses, and clinical placement. Students who successfully complete the program will receive both a BSc degree from Laurentian University and an Advanced Diploma in from The Michener Institute.
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
Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.
Future career opportunities as a Radiation Therapist include (but are not limited to): research, clinical specialist radiation therapist (CSRT), education, management, and medical equipment sales. Radiation therapists can also go on to specialize in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examinations conducted by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Certification qualifies graduates to work across Canada and allows them to apply for registration with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).
Please note: the Michener-Laurentian Radiation Therapy Program is a direct entry program into the specialization of Radiation Therapy. Upon acceptance to the program, no follow up application to specialize in this field is required.
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.