Earn your Radiation Therapy degree at GMercyU

Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) in Radiation Therapy

Earn Your Degree from a Leader in Radiation Therapy

When your goal is to expand your career options as a qualified radiation therapist, Gwynedd Mercy University’s Bachelor of Health Science in Radiation Therapy program is an excellent choice. We have been a regional leader in radiation therapy since our program began 40 years ago.

A Bachelor’s Degree for Radiographers

GMercyU's Bachelor of Health Science in Radiation Therapy degree is for radiographers who have graduated from a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) program and are registered radiographers or registry eligible. 

Our 20-month program is offered through the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions, an innovator and leader in nursing and health care for more than 50 years. 

If you are not yet a registered or registry-eligible radiographer, we also offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy degree program.

The GMercyU Difference

At GMercyU, you can build on your educational foundation in radiation therapy and take your career in different directions including administration, dosimetry, research, education and direct patient care, making us a great choice for students seeking a radiation therapy school in PA. 

  • 88% average first-time pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certifying exam over the past five years
  • Individualized attention through our low 13:1 classroom student-to-faculty and 1:1 student-to-clinical instructor ratios
  • All courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment at more than 30 clinical affiliates
  • Get the lasting value of a bachelor’s degree from a program accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Undergraduate Minors

Increase the value of your degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.


In addition to general education requirements, you will complete the following courses:

Radiation Therapy Courses - 62 Credits

RTS 200 Radiation Biology 
RTS 202 Principles of Radiation Oncology Patient Care (2 credits)
RTS 203 Principles of Technical RT (2 credits)
RTS 204 Clinical Education I
RTS 208 Tech. Radiation Therapy I
RTS 209 Clinical Oncology I (1 credit)
RTS 303 Clinical Education II 
RTS 304 Tech Radiation Therapy II
RTS 305 Clinical Oncology II (1 credit)
RTS 306 Applied Radiation Physics I
RTS 307 Principles of Medical Dosimetry
RTS 308 Cross-Sectional Anatomy (2 credits)
RTS 320 Clinical Education III
RTS 400 Tech Radiation Therapy III (1 credit)
RTS 402 Applied Radiation Physics II
RTS 403 Clinical Education IV
RTS 404 Advanced Medical Dosimetry (2 credits)
RTS 406 TQM in Radiation Oncology (1 cred
RTS 407 Clinical Education V  (4 credits)
RTS 408 App Physic of Advanced Treat Tech 2 credits)
RTS 410 Capstone Seminar in RT (2 credits)
RTS 4000 Capstone Research Project

Additional Courses – 9 Credits

HS 208 Basic Pathophysiology 
HS 305 Teaching in Health Profession
HS 403 Current Topics in Healthcare

To review course descriptions, please refer to the undergraduate catalog (PDF).

Clinical Opportunities

GMercyU’s radiation therapy students have worked at some of the following facilities:

  • Aria Health
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
  • Einstein Healthcare Network
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • St. Mary's Hospital

Our Outstanding Faculty

Career Outcomes

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay in 2012 for Radiation Therapists was $77,560 per year, and the expected growth is anticipated at a much faster than average growth; 24% through 2022.

Possible careers for radiologic technology majors

•    Application Specialist
•    Biomedical Engineer
•    Health Administrator
•    Health Professions Educator
•    Medical Dosimetrist

•    Medical Equipment Sales
•    Medical Physicist
•    Radiologist
•    Radiation Oncologist
*Additional training and education may be required for some of these positions.