School of Radiation Therapy

School of Radiation Therapy

Attention students: Fairview Health Services and St. Catherine University are partnering to expand and transition the Fairview Radiation Therapy Program to St. Catherine University after August 2017. Fairview has accepted its last class and future students will be accepted into a degree completion program at St. Catherine University. This program is designed for associate degree radiographers to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiation Therapy.

The radiation therapy curriculum, technical and clinical portions of this degree completion program will remain essentially the same.

To obtain more information about Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiation Therapy or to apply, please visit the St. Catherine University website.

Radiation Therapy program mission
To provide radiation therapy students with the didactic and clinical education necessary to graduate as an entry-level radiation therapist, who can work successfully in the radiation oncology setting.

Program goals and student learning outcomes

GoalLearning outcomes
1. Students will be clinically competent.Students will:
  • (1.1) Employ proper treatment techniques
  • (1.2) Accurately perform dose calculations
2. Students will communicate effectively.Students will:
  • (2.1) Practice written communication skills
  • (2.2) Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.Students will:
  • (3.1) Assess treatment equipment and setups daily
  • (3.2) Evaluate and adjust treatment parameters for non-routine situations
4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.Students will:
  • (4.1) Practice professional behaviors
  • (4.2) Analyze their professional growth and goals

The UMMC, Fairview program has a full eight-year accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) with the next review date in 2015. Application to transfer the program accreditation to St. Catherine University will occur. Accreditation and effectiveness data are also available on the JRCERT website.

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606

The University of Minnesota Medical Center Radiation Therapy Program is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at this institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive Suite #350
St. Paul, MN 55108

Program contacts
For more information about the University of Minnesota Medical Center School of Radiation Therapy, please contact:

Patricia Fountinelle, MS, RT (R)(T), CMD
Program Director

Laura Peterson, MAEd, RT, (R)(T)
Clinical Coordinator

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