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Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Radiation Therapy

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

www.ualberta.ca

114 Programs of Study 114.7 Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science Degree General Information The Department of Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the U of A offers a undergraduate degree in Radiation Therapy. The program is designed to develop a competent, critical thinking, reflective radiation therapist who effectively contributes to the care of the patient with cancer and who is committed to excellence in professional practice. Program design support learners' progression from knowledge through skill acquisition to synthesis and competency. It also enables the development towards achievement of the described professional qualities of a radiation therapist by thinking, communicating, and acting in increasingly sophisticated ways. This degree prepares graduates to pursue post-baccalaureate or graduate programs that may lead to advanced practice opportunities. In addition, students will learn the foundations of research and engage in group research projects during the clinical component of the fourth year of the degree program. For admission information See §15.9.10. Orientation It is mandatory that each student, after acceptance into the program, attend Orientation. This is scheduled immediately before the beginning of the first term. Program of Courses Year 2 (1) ONCOL 253 (2) ONCOL 233 (3) CELL 201 (4) RADTH 205 (5) PHYSL 210 (6) ONCOL 243 (7) ONCOL 210 (8) ONCOL 234 (9) ONCOL 254 (10) ONCOL 255 (11) RAHTH 260 Year 3 (1) ONCOL 335 (2) RADTH 301 (3) ONCOL 355 (4) ANAT 305 (5) RADTH 328 (6) ELECTIVE (7) ONCOL 310 (8) ONCOL 356 (9) ONCOL 306 (10) INT D 410 (11) RADTH 360 Year 4 (1) RADTH 401 (2) RADTH 460 (3) RADTH 411 (4) RADTH 461

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Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelors
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
There is no direct entry from high school. Those wanting to enrol in the BSc Radiation Therapy program must complete a professional year before applying to the faculty for admission. The required courses or their transfer equivalents are available at various postsecondary institutions in Alberta. Preference will be given to Alberta applicants; however applicants from other provinces may also be considered. 

Where possible, students should take the pre-professional requirements as full-time study. The minimum required course weight for the pre-professional year is 30 units which include:
  • English (3 units)
  • Human Anatomy (3 units)
  • Physics (6 units)
  • Psychology and/or Sociology (6 units in any combination)
  • Mathematics (Calculus) (3 units)
  • Cell Biology (3 units)
  • General Chemistry (3 units)
  • Organic Chemistry (3 units)
Other Requirements:
  1. Selection Process: A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required in preprofessional course work. All preprofessional courses are prerequisites for senior courses, thus deficiencies would normally have to be made up. Deficiencies will be assessed and a plan of action will be identified by the Radiation Therapy program office. The selection process is competitive, and applicants will be ranked primarily on academic achievement in the prerequisite courses. Other factors considered in ranking include overall academic achievement (emphasizing recent academic performance), a demonstrated ability to perform well in a consecutive Fall/Winter session of full-time study (preferably 30 units). a personal interview, and a career reflection letter.
  2. Spoken Language Requirement: Besides demonstrating overall English language proficiency, students need a further level of spoken English proficiency regardless of citizenship status or country of origin.
  3. Career Reflection Letter: Applicants must submit a career reflection letter outlining evidence of personal reflection regarding their career choice, professional goals, personal skills and attributes, knowledge of the profession, related experience, and reasons for seeking admission to the Radiation Therapy program.
  4. Personal Interview: Interview selection is based on postsecondary academic records and a career reflection letter received by April 1. Selected applicants will be interviewed to determine if they have the personal qualities necessary for the profession. The interview evaluates an applicant's empathy, communication, teamwork, reflection, conflict resolution, responsibility, initiative, problem-solving, prioritization and organization. Short-listed applicants will be advised of the interview date.
  5. Criminal Record checks: Applicants should be aware that under the Alberta Protection of People in Care Act, they will be required to satisfy a criminal record check once they are accepted into the Radiation Therapy program.
  6. Final Selection: Final admission decisions are made by the Radiation Therapy Admissions Committee.
  7. Deposit: Upon notification of acceptance, applicants will be required to confirm their intention to register by submitting a nonrefundable deposit within a specified time. The deposit will be credited toward payment of tuition upon completion of registration
  8. Citizenship: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada on or before the deadline date for applications. A notarized copy of proof of Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status must be submitted with the application for admission.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: March 1
Document Deadline: April 1

Refer to the U of A academic calendar for more information about deadlines.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,192.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $943.19 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $600.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated October 06, 2016. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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