BSc Radiation Therapy

Program Information

Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (BScRT) degree prepares graduates to make a difference to the lives of cancer patients through delivery of radiation treatment, patient care, and research.

Students learn practical skills under close clinical supervision in hospital-based radiation therapy departments and university facilities. They have access to some of the most advanced radiation therapy teaching equipment.

Our Program:

The BScRT in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is a four-year, competency-based program. It combines classroom learning, laboratory experiences, simulated scenarios and real clinical experiences.

We develop competent, critical-thinking, reflective radiation therapists who are committed to excellence in professional practice, and effectively contribute to the care of the cancer patient.

Our Curriculum & Learning Environment:

Our students work in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary environment with other health professionals, research scientists and clinical practice leaders in the provincial health system.

Students learn how to administer prescribed radiation treatment with care, compassion, and respect.

We provide a complex mix of educational experiences for students. Our curriculum is structured to support learner acquisition of higher-order thinking skills related to:

  •  Clinical interactions.
  •  Risk and benefit in treatment decision-making.
  •  The techniques and technology used in radiation therapy.

View this short video (1:27) about the teaching methodology used in the BScRT degree program: